Gov. Baker urges Mass. residents to 'be bold,' lift charter school cap

Gov. Baker urges Mass. residents to 'be bold,' lift charter school cap
During his State of the Commonwealth address Thursday night, Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts, an issue that he acknowledged some find contentious. “I also urge you to be bold on K-12 education,” he …
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Police investigating shooting at charter school
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Police officers were on hand at Maritime Charter School on Thursday morning as students arrived, because a window at the school was shot out on Wednesday night. The incident occurred around 7 p.m.Wednesday according to a …
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City charter school reprimanded for fraud
As part of a memorandum of understanding with the School Reform Commission (SRC) and the city's Office of Inspector General, Imhotep Institute will reimburse the school district after officials say they overpaid more than $ 16,000 to the charter school.
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Twin Cities charter schools holding choice fair Saturday in St. Paul
Some 35 Twin Cities K-12 charter schools will hold a school choice fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul College. The first such event for charter schools, it was organized after St. Paul Public Schools excluded charter schools this year amid other …
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Nashville charter school network sued over text messages

Nashville charter school network sued over text messages
A Nashville charter school network is getting sued over a series of mass text messages that the charter organization allegedly sent to parents in recent months to promote enrollment at their schools. Irika Skeete, a Metro school parent from …
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CEO of New Beginnings charter network resigns, but will stay through June
The New Beginnings Schools Foundation Board of Directors accepted the resignation of CEO Sametta Brown Thursday evening, with little explanation. She and the board agreed that she will continue running the four-school charter network through the …
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence won't renew charter school's lease
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has declined to extend its lease with a charter high school in Cumberland, stating that charter schools are in direct competition with Catholic schools in certain communities. For years, the …
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Sen. Wagner loans more to midstate charter school

Sen. Wagner loans more to midstate charter school
Scott Wagner's loans to York's Helen Thackston Charter School will reach a little more than $ 889,000 on Wednesday, he said Monday. The Spring Garden Township Republican first floated a $ 400,000 loan to the school in late October to meet missed payroll …
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Protesters seek to block charter school expansion
Hundreds of parents, students and teachers braved Wednesday night's frigid weather to march on borough hall, asking the council for its support in halting the expansion of the Red Bank Charter School (RBCS). Assembling at the Red Bank Middle School, …
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Charter association files new lawsuit against LAUSD
The California Charter School Association has filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), alleging that $ 450 million allocated by a 2008 bond measure for construction projects on charter schools has not been handed over as …
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Charter school lobby misleads lawmakers: Letter

Charter school lobby misleads lawmakers: Letter
I encourage our lawmakers to read the 2009 and 2013 studies conducted by Stanford University Center For Research on Educational Outcomes. CREDO studies conducted in about half our states compared educational outcomes of public schools and …
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Forsyth's Alliance Academy for Innovation drops charter, proceeds under IE2
DAHLONEGA — Plans for a proposed college and career academy took a turn Thursday when the Forsyth County Board of Education agreed to drop the charter structure from the public school's foundation. The decision, which did not require a formal vote, …
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Barack Obama Charter (17) at Newark Central (97) – Boys Basketball
De'End McRae scored 17 points for Newark Central in a 97-17 victory over Barack Obama Charter at the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Barringer in Newark. Jaleel Martin finished with 16 points and seven steals for Newark Central, which opened on a 32 …
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Charter school company Newpoint hits another snag in Pinellas

Charter school company Newpoint hits another snag in Pinellas
Locally, East Windsor Middle Academy, a Newpoint-managed middle school in St. Petersburg, never reported to the school district how it spent a $ 75,000 grant it received from the Charter Schools Program in 2014. Instead of providing documentation, …
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Council looks at charter changes
So, think about in 90 years when someone reads this charter, what it's going to look like and supposed to say when we're all gone.” One of the biggest proposals for discussion included changes the mayor's voting and veto power. The change, which the …
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Officials to add awards to charter school report

Officials to add awards to charter school report
If you want people to notice a data report, try having a public official object to it. That's one lesson from last week's decision by the N.C. Board of Education to send a charter school report back for revisions after Lt. Gov. Dan Forest complained …
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Reno charter school facing possible forced closure
A cash-strapped Reno charter school could be shut down Jan. 28, forcing all 113 students to find other public schools to finish the year. The Washoe County School District is considering the immediate closure of Rainshadow Community Charter High School …
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Officials to add awards to charter school report

Officials to add awards to charter school report
If you want people to notice a data report, try having a public official object to it. That's one lesson from last week's decision by the N.C. Board of Education to send a charter school report back for revisions after Lt. Gov. Dan Forest complained …
Read more on Winston-Salem Journal

Reno charter school facing possible forced closure
A cash-strapped Reno charter school could be shut down Jan. 28, forcing all 113 students to find other public schools to finish the year. The Washoe County School District is considering the immediate closure of Rainshadow Community Charter High School …
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(UPDATE) Dallas City Council to decide on proposed charter school opposed by
Updated on 1/13/16: The Dallas City Council has voted to delay for two weeks a vote on a permit that would allow Uplift Education to build a charter campus in southwest Dallas. Dallas ISD trustee Joyce Foreman, who represents southwest Dallas and …
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