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Washington experiments with providing schooling for adults

A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office … Click to Continue »

Mike's Blog Round Up

Off the Kuff: Federal court strikes down dangerous Texas restriction on common abortion procedure. Plunderbund: Charter school politics and sexual improprieties may have crossed paths in the Ohio legislature. EclectaBlog: For Michigan...Show More Summary

Hedge fund manager lectured black city official on black children's plight

Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager and an advocate for charter schools, lectured New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, one of the city’s highest-ranking black officials, for being “smug... To view the full story, click the title l...

How Pie Became A Powerful Punchline In Political Provocation

The rise and fall (and rise again) of dessert-based activism. When Sean Thompson showed up at a farm-to-table dinner at Sacramento Charter High School in September of 2016, he was there to serve up some just desserts to Mayor Kevin Johnson. Read Full Story

Man drops gun while tying kid's shoe at Harlem PTA meeting

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A parent-teacher conference at a Harlem charter school ended before it began when someone dropped a gun in a school hallway.

How School Voucher Extremists Made Useful Idiots of the Charter Movement

The charter school movement has provided shelter for religious and ideological activists, including some who seek to eliminate public education. At the Heritage Academy, a publicly funded charter school network in Arizona, according to a lawsuit in U.S. Show More Summary

Bronx charter school evacuated after bomb threat

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a Bronx charter school Tuesday, just 12 days after a similar threat there, officials said.

Philanthropist gifts $1M to NYC charter schools for chess program

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The gift from retired child psychologist Dan Feinberg and his wife Amy will fund scholarships and tutoring for exceptional players.

The Super Wealthy Oxycontin Family Supports School Privatization With Tactics Similar to Those That Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

How the marketing model the Sackler family developed to promote OxyContin is being applied to one of their pet causes, charter schools.

Orange County high school schedule this week (Nov. 14-18)

Tuesday No games scheduled Wednesday GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CIF SoCal Regional Playoffs First round All matches 7 p.m. unless noted DIVISION I Palisades at Santa Margarita (5 p.m.), Esperanza at Bishop’s, Granada Hills Charter at San Juan Hills, Garces Memorial at Orange Lutheran, El Dorado at La Costa Canyon DIVISION II Taft at Sage Hill, Crean […]

Oklahoma awarded 16M federal grant for charter schools

A federal grant of more than $16 million is expected to increase the number of charter schools in Oklahoma over the next several years. The Oklahoman newspaper reports that the … Click to Continue »

Behind the debate: Read the changes to rules for L.A. charter schools

Both sides avoided a risky showdown when charter school leaders and the Los Angeles Unified School District reached a compromise last week. Here is what changed and what did not change regarding how charters will operate in the futu...

Charter Schools: Rules Are for the Little People

I'm not surprised to read about charters that don't do well. There are a whole lot of them. In many states, it doesn't matter how they do. In this state, they're supposed to be somewhat accountable. NYC has closed almost every large high school it had, and the one I work in stands as an aberration. Show More Summary

LA School Board Ready to Rumble Over Charter Schools

The LA school board is finally cracking down on charter schools' intransigence.

The Proselytizers and the Privatizers

This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  A t the Heritage Academy, a publicly funded charter school network in Arizona, according to a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, high school...Show More Summary

L.A. School Board Set to Rumble Over Charter Schools

LA is one of the most charter-school heavy cities in America. The stage has been set for an apparent showdown between charter school operators and the Los Angeles Unified School District office charged with charter school oversight,Show More Summary

Agreement paves way for L.A. Unified to approve most old and new charter schools

Charter school leaders flexed their new muscle with the L.A. Unified School District on Tuesday to win district concessions on some operating rules. But they stopped short of insisting that all their demands be met, which could have led to school closures and an embarrassing public fight. Sixteen...

The L.A. Unified school board has a problem on charters: Ref Rodriguez

Aside from a “not guilty” plea to criminal charges of laundering campaign money, L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez hasn’t been saying much of anything lately. No response to the allegation that he tried to make $25,000 or so of his own expenditures on his school-board campaign look like they...

Back charter schools for more student options

Charter schools are often the only viable option for parents and students seeking alternatives to monopolized traditional public schools. But school districts can often stand in the way of even the most academically successful charter schools. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s board will consider the fate of dozens of charter schools in […]

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