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u.s. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation


charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an associated press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.






us charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation


charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an associated press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.






us charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation


milwaukee (ap) — charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an associated press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools. national enrollment data shows that charters are vastly over-represented among schools where minorities study in the most extreme racial […]






charter schools in colorado are growing in number and influence 25 years after t


charter schools are now firmly rooted in the state's school landscape and growing faster than ever, as are the number of vocal supporters and detractors at all levels of the state's education system.






teachers union opens a front on former sacramento mayor's charter schools


teachers at a network of sacramento charter schools founded by former mayor kevin johnson are trying to unionize, citing growing discontent over the schools’ management and high staff turnover. the four schools, which are operated by st. hope public schools, are a desirable target for a union for...






charter schools deserve same funding as colorado’s other public schools (2 lette


charter schools are public schools, and as such, should be entitled to the property tax funds that support all public schools, since 13 percent of colorado public school students attend charter schools.






are charter schools widening racial divides?


at the new public charter school in this mississippi river town, nearly all students are african-american. parents seem unconcerned about that. they just hope their children will get a better education.






charter schools vs. public schools: a false choice


charter schools may provide a better option for children when traditional public schools fail but are they the answer to systemic problems in us education?






lawmakers kill bill to send more tax money to colorado charter schools, separate


opponents tuesday cheered the defeat of a controversial measure that would have given more funding to colorado's charter schools from voter-approved mill levy overrides. another charter school measure is still alive.






devos awards indiana $59m for charter school expansion


indianapolis (ap) — federal education secretary betsy devos is awarding $59 million to the state of indiana to expand charter schools. indiana was one of nine states to be awarded millions for charter schools, though individual charter networks in other states will also get money. state schools superintendent jennifer mccormick says the $59 million will […]






charter schools vs. traditional public schools: a false choice


charter schools may provide a better option for children when traditional public schools fail but are they the answer to systemic problems in us education?






people barred from chicago schools hired by charter schools


chicago (ap) — teachers and other staff barred from being hired by chicago public schools have landed jobs in the city’s privately managed charter and contract schools. inspector general nicholas schuler said in a report published tuesday that 163 former cps employees banned from working for the district were hired by 33 different charter or […]






utah charter enrollment slows, still outpaces public schools


salt lake city (ap) — new figures from the utah board of education show enrollment in charter schools has slowed but still outpaces enrollment across the state’s entire public education system. the salt lake tribune reports the numbers released on tuesday indicate charter school enrollment grew by nearly 6 percent this year as public school […]






state commission makes no recommendation on l.a. charter schools’ future


the fate of two los angeles charter schools remained an open question wednesday, after a state commission declined to make a recommendation on whether they should remain open or close this summer. the move comes amid a federal investigation of the charter network that operates the schools — the...






states struggle with oversight of online charter schools


as u.s. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding.






showdown looming between l.a. unified and charter schools


a showdown is looming between the charter division of the los angeles unified school district and charter schools that want to buck some of the district’s rules. district officials say the rules are needed to keep the schools accountable. the schools call them bureaucratic and say complying is...






moratorium on charter schools heads to full house


a committee voted along party lines saturday to temporarily halt the creation of any new charter schools.






basketball: city section has its first almost complete charter school playoff di


there should be a question in jeopardy: who are the 14 charter schools in the 16-team city section division v basketball playoffs? in what has to be a first in city section history, 14 of the 16 schools are charter schools, and few people even know they exist. there's north valley military; aspire...






strive works to prove charter schools can sustain high test scores while serving


until a few years ago, strive, like many other charter schools, wasn’t focused on meeting the needs of high-needs students. that changed in part because of an unusual effort by denver public schools to get its charter schools to serve their fair share of high-needs students. it also changed because strive embraced the challenge, part of a broader “equity agenda” that includes other changes in enrollment and school practices.






are some u.s. charter schools helping fund controversial turkish cleric's moveme


cbs news has learned the fbi is investigating whether fethullah gulen has skimmed money from taxpayer-funded charter schools in the u.s.






rocketship, charter schools are dealt setback


santa clara county school authorities must abide by local zoning regulations when locating charter schools, an appellate court has decided






colorado charter schools deserve equal share of education funds


voters have approved mill-levy overrides in more than 30 districts to fund schools over what the state sets as a limit for property assessment, and the time for districts to share that money with charter schools has come.






showdown looming between l.a. unified and charter schools


los angeles school district officials plan to recommend at the next school board meeting that 10 charter schools be shut down because they refuse to comply with district rules. the district confirmed the recommendations thursday. charter school leaders, who say they are standing up against regulations...






states test worksite charter schools for company kids


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — a rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees’ children may be about to spread. florida is the only state bringing business-backed charter schools to work sites so far. the first launched in 1999, across the street from the ryder truck rental company’s headquarters […]






states test worksite charter schools for company kids


a rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees' children may be about to spread.






charter schools are growing in number where they are not needed, new report says


charter schools are proliferating where they aren’t needed while state funding continues to support even those charters that violate state law, according to a report released monday by a research and advocacy group. the new research by an oakland group called in the public interest looks at where...






charter schools see opportunity with republicans in power: lobbying group


having republicans control both the white house and congress could deliver more federal funds to charter schools and also create competition for dollars from alternative approaches to education, the head of a charter school lobbying group told its members on monday. president donald trump and educat...






charter school enrollment is surging in minnesota


new data on minnesota schools show immense growth in enrollment at charter schools. below, check specific schools to see how enrollment has changed.






charter school enrollment is surging in minnesota


new data on minnesota schools show immense growth in enrollment at charter schools. below, check specific schools to see how enrollment has changed.






noble charter school teachers take a step toward forming a union


teachers at the noble network of charter schools, whose schools include one with republican gov. bruce rauner's name on it, are taking the first steps to unionize. "we want a voice in decisions, stability in our schools and, most importantly, the best possible future for our students," the union...






state recommends expansion of two li charter schools


two long island charter schools -- one in hempstead, the other in calverton -- would be able to expand student enrollments by 60 percent or more under a new recommendation by state education officials.






opinion: california needs better oversight of charter schools that taxpayers fun


california spends billions on charter school facilities at the expense of regular public schools that often show better results for students






former jeffco superintendent lands new job as leader of charter school network


former jeffco public schools superintendent dan mcminimee has been named head of a growing charter school network catering to immigrant and at-risk students.






more charter schools to open in washington state, encouraging new network


slow to gain approval and stymied by lawsuits, charter schools in washington are steadily expanding nonetheless.






essential education: what charter schools want from l.a. unified


betsy devos charter schools higher education k-12 lausd may 24, 2017, 3:35 a.m. 7 things you need to know about how trump's budget would affect schools in california and nationwide joy resmovits (bryan chan / los angeles times) president trump's budget proposal, released tuesday, seeks to cut education...