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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
California Charter School Network Spreads Personalized Learning Model Nationwide NewsJoanne Jacobs24 Jul, 2018 Founded more than a decade ago, Summit Prep became nationally known for its success in getting all its students through Advanced Placement classes and into college. But school… Read more
Atlantis Charter Receives Accreditation for its High School NewsDeborah Allard16 Jul, 2018 The Atlantis Charter School, an independent public school, has received initial accreditation for its high school program from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges… Read more
Judge Clears Way for Alabama's Second Charter School to Open in August NewsTrisha Powell Crain13 Jul, 2018 A judge on Friday cleared the way for the Aug. 13 opening of the University of West Alabama's public charter school. University Charter School will be the second public charter… Read more
New Orleans Charter Schools Add Parents to Boards NewsMarta Jewson05 Jul, 2018 Charter schools in New Orleans have been adding parents and recent graduates to their governing boards as part of their return to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board… Read more
Staten Island Charter School Aims to Fill a Gap for Students with Dyslexia NewsSavannah Robinson at Chalkbeat03 Jul, 2018 If all goes according to plan, Bridge Preparatory Charter School will begin serving its real students on Staten Island in fall 2019.  Read the full story at Chalkbeat.
NYC Charter Schools Receive Record Number of Applications NewsSelim Algar at the New York Post19 Jun, 2018 The demand for city charter schools has hit a record high with 79,000 applications for the upcoming school year. That’s up from 73,000 last year and 54,000 in 2011, according to… Read more
DSST Public Schools Wins the 2018 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools NewsBeth Hawkins at The 74 Million18 Jun, 2018 To the long list of accolades DSST Public Schools has amassed over its 14-year history, add one more: The Denver network of diverse-by-design schools is the 2018 recipient of the… Read more