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Updated May 14, 2019
New Democratic divide on charter schools emerges, as support plummets among white Democrats
Among black and Hispanic Democrats, support for charter schools held steady from 2016 to 2018. But among white Democrats, approval tanked, dropping from 43 to 27 percent.
that was fast
May 14, 2019
Tennessee’s new governor named charter school champion by national group
Gov. Bill Lee was the only Tennessean and sole governor singled out by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
May 13, 2019
At ed reform conference, charter leaders feel the political heat — and strategize about how to fend off unions
The event offered a look at how charter leaders from across the country are coming to grips with new limits on their growth and political clout.
Paying for pre-K
May 10, 2019
Indiana charter schools face hurdles to offering pre-K. But some have figured out a way.
A handful of Indiana charter schools have looked to creative partnerships in order to provide pre-K programs.
May 9, 2019
Success Academy released psychologists’ notes about a former student. Now, the family has filed a federal complaint.
The complaint comes in response to a story published Saturday about Jazmiah Vasquez, a seven-year-old student who has not been in school for a year and a half.
May 7, 2019
For the first time, Denver’s largest charter network didn’t get space for a high school
Despite intense lobbying from parents at DSST: Henry Middle School, the district did not make space available for an accompanying high school.
May 6, 2019
Amid charter-district dispute over enrollment, new Newark nonprofit looks to play ‘diplomacy role’
The New Jersey Children's Foundation wants to help bridge the divide between Newark's traditional and charter schools.
May 2, 2019
Third Chicago charter strike puts spotlight on alternative schools that serve at-risk youth
Chicago’s third charter strike casts a spotlight on alternative charter schools, which serve some of the city’s most at-risk youth.
May 2, 2019
Three Memphis charters spared from closure under new state law, while former superintendent plans to appeal decision to close one of his schools
A charter school leader running for mayor plans to appeal Shelby County Schools’ decision to close one of his schools after he said board members used a double standard.
April 30, 2019
Newark charter schools say district sent them fewer students this year, violating ‘verbal agreement’
Several Newark charter school leaders said the district sent them fewer students than they requested this year, which they say violates a verbal agreement.
April 25, 2019
Amid uncertain political future, Chicago charter schools press school board for new facilities and funding
An array of Chicago charter school leaders appeared before the board of education Wednesday to press the school district about their needs, from new facilities to millions in withheld funds.
April 24, 2019
New York City charter school rent payments set to climb 54 percent this year
The total cost is projected to reach $80 million this fiscal year, up from $52 million last year — a 54 percent increase.
April 23, 2019
Indiana’s proposed budget boosts education spending. But does it go far enough on teacher salaries?
Indiana lawmakers unveiled a revised budget Tuesday afternoon that would pump $539 million more into K-12 schools.
April 18, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher’s salary covered the basics. Then came everything her students needed
"I started my teaching career really anxious — anxious about all the policies and strategies and paperwork, etc. ... along with how much money I was not making."
Updated April 18, 2019
Tennessee legislature approves governor’s call for a statewide charter school commission
Representatives vote 61-37 for Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to shift oversight of the state’s growing charter sector to a new nine-member body.
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