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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 Tuesday, April 25, 2017
 
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Two Greeley middle schools will change their learning model as they look to boost performance
ChalkBeat • Yesenia Robles
GOP Senate Leader from Suburbs Wants More Charters for New York City
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Students who cross borders, new charter school construction, repeat decathlon winners: What's new in education today
Los Angeles Times • Joy Resmovits
Mark Miller: How Pennsylvania Charters Cash in
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Get your free sandwich from Hannah's Bretzel on National Pretzel Day
Chicago Tribune • Darcel Rockett
Florida: Conspiracy Spotted! Privateers Hope to Get $200 Million to Open More Charters
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
An up and down week for L.A. Unified and charter schools
Los Angeles Times • Howard Blume
Chicago's cold shoulder to charters
Chicago Tribune • Editorial Board
The Importance of High Quality General Education for Students in Special Education – by Elizabeth Setren
Education Next • Elizabeth Setren
Is a Charter School Likely to Fail? Look at the Application – by Amber M. Northern
Education Next • Amber M. Northern
 
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Two Greeley middle schools will change their learning model as they look to boost performance
ChalkBeatYesenia Robles
The state Board of Education Monday approved new autonomy for two struggling Greeley middle schools as part of its work this spring to turn around chronically low performing schools. Under Colorado law, the board is required to intervene after schools have failed...
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ABC (network), Charter Schools
GOP Senate Leader from Suburbs Wants More Charters for New York City
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
State Senate Leader John Flanagan wants to lift the charter cap for New York City as part of a budget deal. Flanagan lives on Long Island, where his constituents don’t want charters. Apparently, he thinks charters are for children of color. He...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Students who cross borders, new charter school construction, repeat decathlon winners: What's new in education today
Los Angeles TimesJoy Resmovits
In and around Los Angeles: Granada Hills Charter High School won the national Academic Decathlon for the sixth time in seven years. New charter school construction in Pacoima provided a moment of truce in the war between district and charter schools, but...
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Charter Schools, Education
Mark Miller: How Pennsylvania Charters Cash in
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The Auditor General of the state of Pennsylvania once declared that Pennsylvania has”the worst charter school law in the nation.” Mark Miller shows how hard it is to fix that law. Operators of charter schools and cyber charters are reaping huge profits....
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Get your free sandwich from Hannah's Bretzel on National Pretzel Day
Chicago TribuneDarcel Rockett
If you're keeping up with your "national days" on the calendar, you probably know National Pretzel Day is this Wednesday, April 26. (If not, now you do.) And Chicago-based Hannah's Bretzel will be celebrating the doughy day by giving away a free...
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Charter Schools, Education
Florida: Conspiracy Spotted! Privateers Hope to Get $200 Million to Open More Charters
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Regular readers of this blog might find this article amusing. Public school activists in Florida are angry! The charter fans in the legislature want to allocate $200 million to encourage charters to locate in close proximity to schools with low grades. The...
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Barack Obama, Charter Schools
An up and down week for L.A. Unified and charter schools
Los Angeles TimesHoward Blume
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Charter Schools, Education
Chicago's cold shoulder to charters
Chicago TribuneEditorial Board
Is Chicago earning a dubious reputation as the place that quality charters go to die? For students' sakes, we hope not. But evidence mounts that charters face an increasingly chilly political and financial climate in Chicago — and in the Illinois General...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
The Importance of High Quality General Education for Students in Special Education – by Elizabeth Setren
Education NextElizabeth Setren
Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District sets a higher bar for the “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) guaranteed to students with disabilities by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In the unanimous opinion, Chief...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Is a Charter School Likely to Fail? Look at the Application – by Amber M. Northern
Education NextAmber M. Northern
Some charter schools do far better than others at educating their students, a reality that has profound implications for charter-goers, and for the charter sector writ large. Painful experience also shows that rebooting or closing a low-performing school is a drawn-out and...
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