Charter Schools News

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 Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Week in Review: Chilling news
ChalkBeat • Erin Einhorn
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
ChalkBeat • Amanda Rahn
BofA Community Development Banking Has Record 2017
PYMNTS.com • Pymnts
Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting
ChalkBeat • Alex Zimmerman
De Blasio details terror plot that started in a Harlem charter school
Politico • Eliza Shapiro
Two Bronx Men Arrested in Terror Scheme
The New York Times • William K. Rashbaum, William Neuman
The Learning Curve: San Diego Unified Reverses Course, Stops Sending Parents to Collections
Voice of San Diego • Mario Koran
More than a dozen California schools have received grants that foster innovative programs
EdSource • Theresa Harrington
Snyder signs law to let charter schools get tax revenue
Education Week
Snyder signs law to allow charter schools to receive tax revenue
Michigan Radio • The
 
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Week in Review: Chilling news
ChalkBeatErin Einhorn
It was a busy week on the education beat with news emerging from a schedule packed with education town halls, state and city school board meetings, and a hearing on a controversial education bill. It was also a week with Valentine’s Day,...
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Charter Schools, Education
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
ChalkBeatAmanda Rahn
A representative of the state board of education spoke strongly against a House bill to evaluate school performance with an A-F report card, but charter supporters argued it was the best way to hold schools accountable. In the second day of House...
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Bank of America, Charter Schools
BofA Community Development Banking Has Record 2017
PYMNTS.comPymnts
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Community Development Banking (CDB) announced news on Thursday (Feb. 15) that 2017 was a record year for the firm. The CDB provided $4.53 billion in loans, tax credit equity investments and other real estate development solutions. In...
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Charter Schools, Education
Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting
ChalkBeatAlex Zimmerman
THE AFTERMATH After the Florida shooting, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña reassured families on Thursday that the city’s schools are safe and encouraged educators to talk about what happened. Chalkbeat, NY1, amNY Across the country, the shooting elicited both terror and anger —...
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Charter Schools, Education
De Blasio details terror plot that started in a Harlem charter school
PoliticoEliza Shapiro
A former teacher at a Harlem charter high school and his brother were arrested Thursday after police found 30 pounds of chemicals that could have been used as explosives stockpiled in the brothers' Bronx home, New York City Police Department officials said...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Two Bronx Men Arrested in Terror Scheme
The New York TimesWilliam K. Rashbaum, William Neuman
A former teacher at a charter high school and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday on federal bomb-making charges, stockpiling more than 32 pounds of ingredients for explosives in a closet in their apartment in the Bronx, law enforcement officials said....
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Administration & School Leadership, Charter Schools
The Learning Curve: San Diego Unified Reverses Course, Stops Sending Parents to Collections
Voice of San DiegoMario Koran
San Diego Unified will no longer send debt collectors after parents who are late to pay their children’s school bus fees. Parents who don’t qualify for free busing will still have to pay $500 a year to get their kids to school...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
More than a dozen California schools have received grants that foster innovative programs
EdSourceTheresa Harrington
The RAND personalized learning study was based on 40 schools that received Next Generation Learning Challenge grants, including 12 in California. The “New Designs for School” grants were awarded to schools across the country that wanted to create new school models that...
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Charter Schools, Education
Snyder signs law to let charter schools get tax revenue
Education Week
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a change allowing charter schools to receive revenue from certain voter-approved property tax hikes. The taxes go to counties' traditional school districts on a per-student basis, on top of their state...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Snyder signs law to allow charter schools to receive tax revenue
Michigan RadioThe
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a change allowing charter schools to receive revenue from certain voter-approved property tax hikes. The taxes go to counties' traditional school districts on a per-student basis, on top of their state funding. The new law...
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