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New ED Initiative Related to Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones NewsU.S. Department of Education10 Oct, 2019 Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new initiative to promote the creation and expansion of high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones across… Read more
Foundation Directs Funding Toward Special Education Charter Schools NewsAmelia Harper13 Sep, 2018 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has created four grants since July related to helping charter schools cater to students with disabilities, according to a recent article by… Read more
New School Year Brings New Charter Schools to Idaho NewsAndrew Reed10 Sep, 2018 The new school year has brought the opening of eight new charter schools to the state of Idaho. There are now 57 charter schools in Idaho serving approximately 22,000 students,… Read more
Alabama Charter Opens as First Integrated School in Sumter County News23 Aug, 2018 For the first time, black students and white students are learning side-by-side in integrated public school classrooms at University Charter School in Sumter County in Alabama.… Read more
Puerto Rico Opens First Charter School NewsNicole Acevedo21 Aug, 2018 The first charter school has opened in the community of Villa Prades in Puerto Rico. Proyecto Vimenti, which is run by the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico, is the only… Read more
Clarksdale Collegiate Opens in Mississippi, Other Charters Planned NewsAlexandra Watts17 Aug, 2018 The first rural charter school has opened in Mississippi, according to a recent article by Mississippi Public Broadcasting.  Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School just… Read more
New Group Forms to Expand the "Portfolio Model" NewsMatt Barnum09 Aug, 2018 Several big names in education reform are teaming up to start a new organization designed to change how schools are managed in cities across the U.S. — and they say they’ve… Read more
DC's Newest Charter Promises 'Computer Science for All' NewsDian Schaffhauser06 Aug, 2018 The first computer-science-focused middle school will be opening shortly in Washington, D.C. Digital Pioneers Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school that… Read more
As Demand Rises, Charters Open New Schools in San Antonio NewsLauren Caruba01 Aug, 2018 Despite the continued growth of charter schools across San Antonio, newly released data shows that demand is so high for seats at several high-profile charter networks that… Read more
Study: Washington State Charters Enroll Higher Percentages of Special Needs Students Than Traditional Schools NewsKevin Mahnken30 Jul, 2018 Washington State’s nascent charter school sector enrolls a higher percentage of children with disabilities than the state’s traditional public schools, new research finds. Charter… Read more