Atlanta's Carver High School may be put under charter management

Atlanta's Carver High School may be put under charter management
Another local nonprofit charter school operator, Kindezi, would run Gideons Elementary School starting in the 2017-18 school year. The outside groups would be in charge of hiring teachers and other school staff, planning classes and most other parts of …
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Bay State voters favor scrapping Common Core, raising charter school cap, poll
BOSTON – A majority of Massachusetts voters support scrapping Common Core educational standards and raising the legislative cap on Bay State charter schools, according to a new poll by WBZ and UMass Amherst. Two citizens' initiatives, one of which …
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The Snoopers' Charter: A government invasion?
During coalition we blocked the Snoopers Charter. The bill, resurrected under the name of the Investigatory Powers Bill, shows the intent of the Tory Government – to degrade all forms of privacy we once held dear. This new Bill isn't much different …
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At Pleasant Grove intersection known for gang violence, a charter school gives

At Pleasant Grove intersection known for gang violence, a charter school gives
“That's what these charter and private schools do. It keeps from destabilizing this area,” Callahan said. “It gives the appearance that if people don't have confidence in DISD, they have the opportunity to make their own choice.” The city got only one …
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How this Bay Area charter school network is reinventing education
The process began last fall, with partnerships formed between Summit and 19 other schools — both charter and traditional — to give them access to teacher training, mentoring guidance and the software. Cultivating independence. What's happening inside …
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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 …

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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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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