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The Wiser daily charter schools news email is tailored for teachers, education professionals, and those with an interest in charter schools. This includes parents of children attending such a school. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funding but operate independently from the a centrally managed education system of a given city, state or region. Because they are public schools they receive public funding. But they are unique because they do not have to follow the same rules as standard public schools. They are held accountable and measured, but they are also permitted extra freedom in things like changing the curriculum. It is a school structure that exists in many countries around the world and was first introduced in the United States as a concept in 1974, although the first school did not open until 1992. They are becoming increasingly popular, however, with new schools opening regularly, bucking the broader trend of school closures and downsizing. In many communities across the country, charter schools have had a significant impact. If this affects you personally or professionally you should sign up for the free daily digest from Wiser. It features the web's most important charter schools news.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, March 27, 2017
 
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Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools
Education Week • Alyson Klein
The Evolution of the Charter School Market and the Next Generation of Charter School Research
Education Next • Brian A. Jacob
Jeff Bryant: The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Budget Proposals for Education
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
God Bless Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe!
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Virginia: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation to Expand Charters and Gut Local Control
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook
NPR • Becky Harlan
I Am Speaking in Austin Next Week
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Can DeVos sell school choice to America?
Politico • Benjamin Wermund
Today's the deadline to register to vote in L.A.'s congressional race
Los Angeles Times • Christine Mai-Duc
Today's the deadline to register to vote in L.A.'s congressional race
Los Angeles Times • Christine Mai-Duc
 
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Charter Schools, Education
Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools
Education WeekAlyson Klein
Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint, which sought new money to expand student options, while slashing other K-12 spending. The problem for some schools of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
The Evolution of the Charter School Market and the Next Generation of Charter School Research
Education NextBrian A. Jacob
The first charter school opened 25 years ago. Since then, the charter sector has grown quickly: there are now over 6,000 charter schools operating in 43 states. [1] For a long time, the debate over charter schools has revolved around the simplistic...
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Charter Schools, Education
Jeff Bryant: The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Budget Proposals for Education
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Jeff Bryant spells out the Big Lie embedded in Trump’s budget proposal for education. He plans to cut programs that directly aid poor kids while bolstering charters and vouchers, pretending they are equivalent. They are not. Yet much of the mainstream media...
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Charter Schools, Education
God Bless Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe!
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
As reported earlier today, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation that would have allowed privately managed charters to be authorized without the approval of the local school board. This legislation would have invited into Virginia all the scandals, frauds, scams, and profiteering...
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Charter Schools, Education
Virginia: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation to Expand Charters and Gut Local Control
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Congratulations, Governor McAuliffe of Virginia for protecting the children and public schools of Virginia from predatory privatizers. For standing up to Trump, DeVos, and the corporate reform movement inside the Democratic Party, I add you to the honor roll of this blog....
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Charter Schools, Education
Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook
NPRBecky Harlan
Washington, D.C.'s Capital City Public Charter School feels like a mini United Nations. Many of the school's 981 students are first-generation Americans with backgrounds spanning the globe, from El Salvador to Nigeria to Vietnam. So when the staff of the literacy non-profit...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
I Am Speaking in Austin Next Week
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The US Department of Education is still focused full time on promoting vouchers. Here’s DeVos today: “One young lady, Denisha Merriweather, failed the third grade twice at her assigned traditional school in Florida. Denisha was on the path to becoming another statistic....
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Charter Schools, Education
Can DeVos sell school choice to America?
PoliticoBenjamin Wermund
This is the moment Betsy DeVos has been waiting for. With the president’s proposed budget calling for a major investment in charters and private schools, DeVos faces a test that could define her tenure as Education Secretary — selling school choice to...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Today's the deadline to register to vote in L.A.'s congressional race
Los Angeles TimesChristine Mai-Duc
California Uber and Lyft drivers would have to register for only one business license no matter where they drive in the state under a bill unveiled this week by a Los Angeles lawmaker. Senate Bill 182 from state Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Los...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Today's the deadline to register to vote in L.A.'s congressional race
Los Angeles TimesChristine Mai-Duc
California Uber and Lyft drivers would have to register for only one business license no matter where they drive in the state under a bill unveiled this week by a Los Angeles lawmaker. Senate Bill 182 from state Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Los...
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