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January 30, 2018
What needs to happen for a group of Memphis Catholic schools to become charters
No shortage of things must happen for the financially strapped schools to be transformed into what would be the largest charter school network in Memphis.
August 26, 2014
Indianapolis private schools score high but most saw ISTEP drops
Statewide, about 43 percent of about 300 private schools did worse this year than last year. In Indianapolis, it was a majority of private schools — 55 percent — that lost ground from the prior year.
October 23, 2013
Indiana’s sweeping voucher program could be a model for the nation. Here’s how it works.
Indiana's program rapidly expanded to educate 34,299 students.
July 10, 2013
Weiner would give private schools equal standing at city DOE
Anthony Weiner presents a proposal to support non-public schools outside a shuttered Catholic school in the Bronx. Private schools would get a promotion in Anthony Weiner's Department of Education if he's elected mayor. A headlining proposal of Weiner's plan to save Catholic schools would be to elevate the head of the office that administers taxpayer-funded services to non-public schools to a cabinet position, "giving them essentially a seat at the table at the highest realm," the former congressman said today at a press conference where he unveiled his plans. Right now, the "Non-Public Schools Unit" is a relatively obscure office within the city's education department, falling under the Division of Operations. It distributes funds and services to which private schools are legally entitled under state and federal law. These include funding for textbooks and technology, and in-school nurses. In all, non-public schools, including charter schools, received $260 million for those services last year, according to the city's Independent Budget Office. But Weiner said non-public schools aren't taking full advantage of the funding streams they're entitled to. To make it easier, Weiner is proposing to digitize the loan process so schools could submit applications online. He said he'd also match the state's dollars with city money to provide additional technology for non-public schools.
March 17, 2009
To make Catholic schools charters, city could try to skirt state law
When Mayor Bloomberg announced his intention to turn four struggling Catholic schools into charter schools, observers assumed that the plan would require a change…
February 19, 2009
Senator Oppenheimer doesn't like mayor's Catholic school plan
In another development that does not bode well for the Bloomberg administration’s ability to get what it wants out of Albany on school issues, a…
February 9, 2009
Greek clues to how Catholic school conversions might play out
The Hellenic Classical Charter School in Brooklyn distances itself from a Greek Orthodox parochial school around the corner. (Image from Google maps) The mayor’s…
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