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March 25, 2019
Aurora group proposes opening performing arts charter school
An Aurora performing arts nonprofit is applying to open a charter school that would focus on African-American and Latino art studies for 6th through 12th grade students.
October 10, 2018
Adams 14 superintendent asks board to deny KIPP application, rejecting advice from his staff
The Adams 14 board will vote on the KIPP recommendations next month.
October 5, 2018
Adams 14 board getting ready to make decision on charter that has divided community
The Adams 14 board will hear recommendations on the KIPP application Tuesday, and will vote in November.
August 16, 2018
Memphis Catholic schools and three other applicants one step closer to becoming charters
Memphis could be home to nine more charter schools next fall, which would bring the district to 63 schools in total.
June 11, 2018
Six New York City charter schools are one step closer to approval
The schools are expected to receive a final approval from the full Board of Regents Tuesday.
June 6, 2018
Aurora could get two new charter schools, both with a community focus
The Aurora school board will vote on the charter applications on June 19.
April 4, 2018
See who wants to open a charter school in Memphis in 2019
Ten charter organizations applied to Shelby County Schools ahead of the April 2 deadline to open 18 schools in 2019.
intent to apply
February 14, 2018
Five groups may present charter applications this year to open in Aurora
Last year Aurora Public Schools only considered one charter school application. This year there could be five.
Yes and No
November 13, 2017
In a first, New York officials reject 2 proposed charter schools, but sign off on 5 for New York City
The state Board of Regents denied plans for new charter schools in Westchester County and upstate New York, but approved five for New York City.
October 20, 2017
Siding with local district, Tennessee State Board denies two Memphis charter appeals
On Friday, the Tennessee State Board of Education unanimously rejected the appeals of two charters that sought to open all-girls schools in Memphis next fall.
October 18, 2017
Tennessee State Board to decide fate of two proposed Memphis charter schools
The state board will discuss the recommendation to uphold the local board’s decision tomorrow and vote Friday during its regular quarterly meeting in Knoxville.
January 25, 2017
Tennessee already has one state-run school district. It’s about to get another.
The Tennessee State Board of Education is about to become one of only two state boards in the nation to double as a local school district.
October 12, 2016
Heyburn recommends reversing Memphis school board on Green Dot’s charter denial
Sara Heyburn also recommends denying appeals by two other California-based operators seeking to open charter schools in Memphis and Nashville.
September 27, 2016
Charter operators make last effort to open new Memphis schools with state appeal
Green Dot Public Schools and Pathways in Education appear before the Tennessee State Board of Education to appeal decisions by the local district.
June 21, 2016
Two Memphis charter schools get the green light to open — and 8 are turned away for now
Board members will announce that Memphis Business Academy, Inc. can open two schools in 2017. The rejected-for-now applications include one from Crosstown High School.
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