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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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California: Deal Struck in Legislature to Reform Charters’ Enrollment and Discipline Policies
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
How the Richest County in California Got Its New Charter School
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Oakland Charter School in Trouble Again
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Gene V. Glass: An Ugly Look Inside a Charter School in Arizona
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Mercedes Schneider on 50CAN
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Trump K-12 Priorities on Full Display in 2018 Budget Pitch - Education Week
Education Week • Andrew Ujifusa
Parents rally for HB 7069 in front of Miami-Dade School Board building
Miami Herald • Kyra Gurney
Trump Budget Draws Ire, Tepid Support From School Choice World
Education Week • Arianna Prothero
New Orleans: Charter School Principal Filmed in Nazi Regalia
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Saddest Statistic of the Year: Minority Students Clustered in High-Poverty Schools
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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California: Deal Struck in Legislature to Reform Charters’ Enrollment and Discipline Policies
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Kyle Stokes of public radio station KPCC reports that a deal has been struck between the California Teachers Association and the California Charter Schools Association to allow rights for charter school students. http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/05/25/72181/kicked-out-of-a-charter-school-deal-struck-in-sacr/ “Parents who believe their child is being “counseled out”...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
How the Richest County in California Got Its New Charter School
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Marin County in California is the wealthiest in the state. The seemingly idyllic Ross Vallley is now torn between two factions of parents: one supporting the traditional public schools (organized as STAND with Ross Valley schools), the other determined to break away...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Oakland Charter School in Trouble Again
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The American Indian Model School in Oakland has a checkered history. It began as a school for American Indians. It was taken over by a swaggering, authoritarian leader named Ben Chavis. Chavis quietly got rid of the American Indians and replaced them...
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Charter Schools, Education
Gene V. Glass: An Ugly Look Inside a Charter School in Arizona
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Gene V. Glass, one of the nation’s most distinguished education researchers, posted a blog about the experience of parents applying to a charter school in Arizona. Arizona is unusual in that it has no laws against nepotism or conflicts of interest. The...
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Charter Schools, Education
Mercedes Schneider on 50CAN
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Mercedes Schneider wrote a post about 50CAN, which exists to spread the gospel of charter schools, state-run “Achievement school districts,” and high-stakes grading systems (unclear whether the high-stakes are only for public schools, as most states haven’t done much to identify or...
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Charter Schools, Education
Trump K-12 Priorities on Full Display in 2018 Budget Pitch - Education Week
Education WeekAndrew Ujifusa
Big boost sought for school choice amid deep cuts to other programs President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education made plenty of waves for its emphasis on school choice and its cuts to long-standing programs—but Congress has no...
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Parents rally for HB 7069 in front of Miami-Dade School Board building
Miami HeraldKyra Gurney
Parents rallied outside the Miami-Dade School Board building in downtown Miami on Friday afternoon in support of the controversial education bill HB 7069. Inside, the school district hosted a town hall meeting urging parents and teachers to oppose the bill. Many of...
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Charter Schools, Education
Trump Budget Draws Ire, Tepid Support From School Choice World
Education WeekArianna Prothero
If there's a clear winner in President Trump's proposed budget for K-12, it's school choice. With steep cuts slated for many cornerstone programs, the president, as expected, wants to boost investments in charters and vouchers. But prominent players in the school choice...
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Charter Schools, Education
New Orleans: Charter School Principal Filmed in Nazi Regalia
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The principal of the Crescent Leadership Academy, a charter school in New Orleans, was fired after he was filmed wearing Nazi rings and participating in a “white genocide” tape. The students in the school are almost all African-American. It is a second-chance...
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Saddest Statistic of the Year: Minority Students Clustered in High-Poverty Schools
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Politico Morning Education reports that the U.S. Department of Education finds that an extraordinary proportion of black and Hispanic students are enrolled in high-poverty schools. The combination of racial segregation and poverty is a clear indicator of high risk for students. They...
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