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charter school facilities
April 3, 2019
One question parents should be asking charter schools: Who owns your building?
When the American charter school movement got started, school buildings were often an afterthought. That's led to a lot of instability.
March 4, 2019
Charter school facility funding would double under Tennessee governor’s plan
The investment would give the state’s 112 charter schools the chance to vie for facility grants totaling $12 million.
May 8, 2018
Jeffco district giving charter school district status and district building, while letting it maintain autonomy
Jeffco's school board approved the innovation plan for for charter Free Horizon Montessori, moving the plan forward.
March 2, 2018
New York City charter school rent costs to jump 63 percent this year
The city expects to spend $44 million this fiscal year for 63 charter schools’ space.
November 8, 2017
Tennessee awards grants to help 27 charter schools secure or improve buildings
Grants of $125,000 each will go to 27 schools in the first round of awards announced Wednesday by the State Department of Education.
November 7, 2017
McQueen wants teacher pay to go up and local costs to go down for Tennessee’s student intervention program
As Gov. Bill Haslam prepares the final budget of his administration, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is asking to increase teacher pay for a third straight year.
November 2, 2017
Tennessee charter group wins $8 million grant for building needs
Tennessee charter leaders hope to turn a new $8 million federal grant into $50 million worth of improvements to charter school buildings over the next five years.
October 23, 2017
Memphis charters could soon qualify for free rent in district-owned buildings
The proposal is the latest from the committee of charter and district leaders tasked with working through thorny issues between the sectors.
The co-location situation
July 28, 2017
Do charter schools hurt their neighboring schools? A new study of New York City schools says no — they help.
The study's surprising conclusion adds some hard data to a divisive debate.
July 5, 2017
City Hall says a charter school ‘deal’ is on the way. Here’s what could be at stake
What will the final deal look like? Past fights between charter school advocates and the de Blasio administration could provide clues.
the facility factor
May 12, 2015
Charter school rent costs to hit $32 million by next summer
The city is planning to $22.4 million on rent for charter schools in private space, double what it's spending this year.
after the appeals
April 29, 2015
City set to begin paying millions for charter-school rent under new law
The city is getting ready to cut its first checks to charter schools that are paying for their own space, which could cost up to nearly $10 million this year.
February 26, 2015
Three delayed co-locations approved after Fariña reins in concerns
The plans were approved only after a debate about how to make sure they wouldn't impede the city’s efforts to turn around other struggling schools.
the new space wars
December 23, 2014
City will grant 12 of 24 charter school co-location requests, including 10 from Success
The city plans to offer space in public school buildings to 10 Success Academy charter schools and two Icahn charter schools, but not to 12 other schools that requested it, officials said Tuesday.
November 18, 2014
Beneath makeshift classroom, charter schools make a case for facilities funds
Charter school students bundled up for a field trip to the city’s oldest public park on Tuesday, but the lesson was more about modern politics than history.
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