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June 22, 2019
Some Indiana Virtual School graduates wonder what’s next for the closing program
Days after Indiana Virtual School and its sister school announced plans to close following a series of negative revelations, 70 of their students graduated Saturday.
out of bounds
June 21, 2019
Sweeping attendance zone changes proposed for elementary schools in Brooklyn’s District 15
The education department is weighing whether to redraw zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a swath of Brooklyn’s District 15.
June 20, 2019
New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date
The rule change was quietly adopted by the school board last week.
June 19, 2019
With little fanfare, Daleville board votes to shutter controversial Indiana Virtual School
Five stoic Daleville school board members said nothing about their decision except to unanimously approve the closure agreement, leaving many unanswered accusations.
June 19, 2019
Detroit’s shared school bus route will expand in its second year, its backers consider its future
The GOAL Line, which transports students to and from Detroit schools, has been popular with parents, but the commission's 2020 budget has a $1.4 million deficit.
June 19, 2019
The deal to close Indiana Virtual School leaves unanswered questions. Here’s what we want to know
The closure deal means that Indiana Virtual School officials won’t have to respond to accusations of mismanagement at their schools.
June 17, 2019
In a surprise deal, embattled Indiana Virtual School and its sister school to close amid scandal
The virtual charter school that sparked statewide scrutiny of online education has quietly negotiated a deal to close, avoiding a possibly heated public hearing.
June 12, 2019
HOPE Online charter school shut out of Aurora
The Colorado State Board of Education terminated HOPE Online Learning Academy’s ability to serve nearly 400 Aurora students.
June 11, 2019
Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?
Charter schools really do divert money from school districts. Those districts can make up for that by cutting costs over time. But the process of doing is often fraught.
behind closed doors
June 10, 2019
Indiana Virtual School wants to deal with charter revocation privately to avoid ‘mudslinging’
Leaders of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy missed a second chance to submit a response to the accusations from their charter authorizer.
June 6, 2019
Charter network says no to further donations from opioid-linked Sackler family
“Achievement First has decided not to seek further funding from the Sackler family or any of their affiliated foundations,” the network’s founder and CEO Dacia Toll said.
June 5, 2019
Dogged by money trouble and low enrollment, Tindley will downsize its charter network
Prominent Indianapolis charter network Tindley Accelerated Schools will consolidate its five schools to three amid continued financial hurdles.
June 3, 2019
An Indianapolis charter pioneer urges school leaders to ‘step up’ in face of political pressure
As the school choice debate emerges as an issue in the presidential election, an architect of Indianapolis’ charter sector says the controversial schools aren’t fighting…
June 3, 2019
Illinois sends bill to abolish state charter commission to Gov. Pritzker’s desk
The commission has caught the ire of district officials who argue that districts should have the final say on whether a school is open in their jurisdiction.
May 29, 2019
An embattled Memphis charter school has shut down. Here’s where its students are going next.
After a troubled Memphis charter school shut down last week, the burden of finding a new school before the fall semester is left to 150 students and their families.
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