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 »
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
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...
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
A parent-teacher conference at a Harlem charter school ended before it began when someone dropped a gun in a school hallway.
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
A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a Bronx charter school Tuesday, just 12 days after a similar threat there, officials said.
The gift from retired child psychologist Dan Feinberg and his wife Amy will fund scholarships and tutoring for exceptional players.
How the marketing model the Sackler family developed to promote OxyContin is being applied to one of their pet causes, charter schools.
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 […]
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 »
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...
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools.
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
The LA school board is finally cracking down on charter schools' intransigence.
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
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
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...
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...
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 […]