Are publicly funded charter schools accountable to parents and taxpayer

Are publicly funded charter schools accountable to parents and taxpayer
Several weeks ago, the New York Times published a surreptitiously recorded video of a charter school teacher berating a first grade student and ripping up her work in front of the class for being unable to explain how she solved a math problem.
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Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut honor Charter Oak Federal Credit
Eunice Lima-Brooks, a member service representative with Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, recently was named a Young Professional of the Year by the Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut. Lima-Brooks was one of three Young Professionals …
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Porter County charter schools growing
In its sixth year of operation, Porter County's first charter school has grown to 502 students from its original 315. Located in a renovated office building in a wooded area in Porter, Discovery Charter School's curriculum is environmentally focused …
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Democratic senators raise concerns about Charter-Time Warner Cable tie-up
Five Democratic U.S. senators, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, told the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that they had "significant concerns" about Charter Communications Inc's (CHTR.O) planned …
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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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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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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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SRC approves 3 new charter schools in Philadelphia, votes down 9 others

SRC approves 3 new charter schools in Philadelphia, votes down 9 others
The School Reform Commission voted Tuesday night on 12 applications for new charter schools in Philadelphia, approving three of them. Members voted, 4-1, to approve Esperanza Elementary Charter School and Russell Byers Academy Charter School and …
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Orange blocks charter schools in Avalon Park
Siding with the Orange County school district Tuesday, county commissioners blocked a pair of charter schools in Avalon Park, but the developer of the projects promised to take the fight to court. Commissioners listened to more than five hours of …
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