Chicago Public Schools considers 21 additional charter schools

Chicago Public Schools considers 21 additional charter schools
Charter school operators have proposed opening 21 new campuses in the city starting in the 2017-18 school year, Chicago Public Schools announced before Wednesday's Board of Education meeting. The district said it received "letters of intent" for the …
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Inside Kentucky's charter school debate
The debate over charter schools has become the biggest question in Kentucky education. A charter is an independently managed public school operating under a charter, or contract, with a governmental entity or a school board. The idea is that these …
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Time Warner Cable CIO transforms IT as Charter merger looms
Sven Gerjets is facing such challenges as the CIO of Time Warner Cable (TWC), which sits between its failed 2015 acquisition by Comcast and a pending merger with Charter Communications. “It's an interesting transformation opportunity because with the …
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Lincoln Charter School locked down lifted

Lincoln Charter School locked down lifted
YORK, Pa- York County 911 has confirmed that Lincoln Charter School in York is on lockdown this morning. The lock-down went into effect at 8:30 a.m. officials said. Police are on scene investigating. FOX43 was able to confirm that the lockdown was …
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Amid declining enrollment, 21 charter campuses seek to open in CPS
No one has questioned the timing of the charter news, though it surely will put more pressure on negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education, which still haven't settled a contract to replace the one that expired …
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Charter growth in Mecklenburg expected to outstrip CMS 5 to 1
CMS remains the biggest player, serving about 77 percent of Mecklenburg's students (charter, private and home schools split the rest). But when 2015-16 enrollment data came in last fall, CMS fell far short of projections. Total growth was about 3,200 …
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Snooper's charter would see Apple include backdoors
The UK's proposed spying law – the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), more commonly known as the snooper's charter – would make Apple and other tech companies include a backdoor in their software, with similar capabilities as that what the FBI is …
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West Virginia senator: Charter schools, phone tax won't pass

West Virginia senator: Charter schools, phone tax won't pass
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Senate leader says lawmakers won't pass proposals to allow charter schools or increase taxes on cell phone and landline usage. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael told The Associated Press …
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Springfield's Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School allowed to continue
In this 2010 file photo, Alan M. Katz, left executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Excellence in Springfield, gets a lesson on the new SMARTBOARD, from Dean Crosier with Valley Communications. (The Republican file photo by …
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Medford City Council votes 4-3 to draft charter review home rule petition
The Medford City Council voted Tuesday night to jump-start the process of reviewing the city's charter for the first time in 30 years. The council voted 4-3 in favor of a proposal by Councilor Michael Marks requesting the city petition the state …
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SASD Board renews 5 charter schools after delay
Approximately 80 parents and students attended the meeting at North High School in a show of support for the charter schools. Following the unanimous decision to reauthorize the schools' contracts and a thunderous applause, the board addressed the …
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STEM Charter Academy chosen for NASA satellite launch
RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) NASA has selected a team of students at a northern Idaho charter school to design and build a satellite for launch next year. A proposal by STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum was one of 20 nanosatellite ideas chosen by NASA to fly …
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New charter school will have 30 teachers
Hudson Arts & Science Charter School, slated to open this September at the site of the former Mater Dei Academy (St. Stephen's School) on Midland Ave. in Kearny, is projecting it will be operating at a per-pupil cost of $ 9,493. That estimate is less …
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Charter review panel sends work to Council
"We have a very good document," John Nader, Charter Review Committee chairman and a former mayor, said after the meeting. The revision enhanced the role of the mayor to lead city government and the city manager to administer, he said, and clarified …
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Teachers consider plan to convert Bullard High to a charter school
Some teachers at Bullard High are pushing to convert from a public school to a charter school in an effort to break away from Fresno Unified School District's oversight. The push comes after recent concerns on campus that the district's student …
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Can charter school operators save sinking Atlanta schools?
The state could close them, turn them into charter schools or run them itself. As districts nationally face takeovers under similar plans, Atlanta is one of the few to attempt drastic steps to get ahead of the bulldozer and cling to some measure of …
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Local charter school favors new contract bill
Joel Lovstedt, the administrator of Connor Academy in Chubbuck, said he likes the "flexibility" the charter school bill on teacher contracts provides. It's that "flexibility" that has many education stakeholders concerned, though.
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BB&T Securities Sells 81 Shares of Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR)
Charter Communications logo BB&T Securities reduced its position in shares of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned …
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3 Reasons Charter Communications Stock Could Rise
Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) stock is essentially sitting in a holding pattern while the company waits for a Federal Communications Commission ruling on its planned purchase of Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC). Assuming the deal gets …
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Charter School Advocacy Group Claims Violence In NYC Public Schools

Charter School Advocacy Group Claims Violence In NYC Public Schools
A pro-charter school group released a report Thursday that claims violence surged last year in New York City public schools by 23 percent, DNAinfo reports. Families for Excellent Schools, gathering information from incident reported in a state …
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Canadian housing advocates taking failed Charter challenge to UN
The Charter challenge, launched in 2010 by the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation and four homeless and precariously housed Torontonians, claimed federal and provincial inaction on homelessness violates security and equality rights.
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Lincoln High Might Open Its Campus to Separate Charter School
Last month, San Diego Unified school board members approved proposals for eight charter schools that want to use district facilities. Under the terms of Prop. 39, which California voters passed in 2000, the school district is legally required to …
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A Dangerously Good Charter School
The high-ranked Basis school in Scottsdale, Ariz., wants to expand, but some residents—along with public schools—are raising “safety” concerns. By. Allysia Finley. Allysia Finley. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL. BiographyAllysia Finley …
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Charter would radically change city, county government
A group of local community leaders on Thursday unveiled the details of a much-anticipated charter proposal to merge the city of Dayton and Montgomery County governments. The plan, developed over six months by a committee with the nonprofit group …
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Duval board considers disappointing some charter schools seeking renewals
A charter school is facing concerns about separation of church and state as Duval's School Board gets set to consider renewing contracts for four charter schools at its March meeting. The three other charter school operators also face issues that may …
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4 Charlotte-area charter schools add new campuses
In another sign of the Charlotte-area charter school boom, four established schools have announced plans to open new campuses and add grade levels soon. Langtree Charter Academy in Mooresville and Cabarrus Charter Academy in Concord, both part of …
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Impact of court decision on Philly charter schools extends beyond that city's
A state Supreme Court ruling on a Philadelphia charter school lawsuit highlights the need for a school funding formula that provides adequate, stable funding to all public schools, according to an official from the Education Law Center-PA.
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NASCAR's charter system means changes to driver contracts

NASCAR's charter system means changes to driver contracts
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Drivers and teams have spent the past couple of weeks trying to learn about the new NASCAR charter system. Not only do they need to know the financial details to do budgets, they need to learn how to restructure drivers so they …
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Charter schools bristle at Wolf proposal to give unspent cash to districts
When City Charter High School invited state police to do a safety inspection of the building Downtown, the agency recommended adding bullet-proof glass at the entrance for extra security. The school followed that advice, CEO and principal Ron Sofo said …
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Mass. Education Chief Recommends Adding Charter Seats
Mitchell Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, announced Tuesday that he will advise the state board of education to approve new charter schools in Springfield and Brockton, plus the expansion of five existing charter schools, …
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