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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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Elizabeth Hovde: With anti-DeVos antics over, spotlight back on us to 'save' schools (Opinion)
Oregonian • Elizabeth Hovde, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp
Schools Matter • Jim Horn
Where busing works
Christian Science Monitor • Simon Montlake
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Feb.19, 2017
Daily News - Breaking U.S. News Headlines
Pro-charter groups spend nearly twice as much as unions in LAUSD school board races
LA School Report • Sarah Favot
Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Big Data, and the Public-Private Planned Economy
Dissident Voice • John Klyczek
Viewpoints: The case for expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
Arizona Republic • A.Z. I. See It
CPS Relents, Returns $15 Million To Poorest Chicago Schools
WBEZ • Chicago Public Media
Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores
Arizona Republic • The Republic, Azcentral.Com
These St. Louis charter schools have struggled for 14 years, but continue to evade closure
Search Results - stltoday.com • Kristen Taketa St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
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Elizabeth Hovde: With anti-DeVos antics over, spotlight back on us to 'save' schools (Opinion)
OregonianElizabeth Hovde, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Now that Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new secretary of education, critics should use the time and energy they spent complaining and protesting on something more meaningful - getting more involved in schools to improve children's education. Their misguided battle...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
GOP Voucher Plan Provides NPE Fundraising Opp
Schools MatterJim Horn
After Obama brought Arne Duncan to DC to replace the toxic Margaret Spellings as Secretary of Education, a howl went up from racist states rights advocates against any kind federal intervention in education. The whining and yipping continued, in fact, until Lamar...
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Charter Schools, Education
Where busing works
Christian Science MonitorSimon Montlake
The cast is racially and ethnically mixed: Scar, the conniving uncle, is played by an African-American girl. Zazu, the simpering courtier, is portrayed by a white. The rainbow colors of their costumes – made in-house – seem to reflect the diversity of...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Feb.19, 2017
Daily News - Breaking U.S. News Headlines
It's been another busy week in Florida education news. Reforms to the state's higher education system took a big step forward in the Legislature, while AP results showed increasing student participation and passage of the accelerated courses and tests. Florida's teachers continued...
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Administration & School Leadership, Charter Schools
Pro-charter groups spend nearly twice as much as unions in LAUSD school board races
LA School ReportSarah Favot
With less than two weeks to go before the primary election, pro-charter groups have spent nearly twice as much as committees funded by unions on candidates for the LA Unified school board, an analysis of campaign finance records shows. Independent expenditure committees...
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Big Data, Charter Schools
Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Big Data, and the Public-Private Planned Economy
Dissident VoiceJohn Klyczek
If cutting-edge educational technologies can scientifically maximize student learning, then why do so many Silicon Valley bigwigs at Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Yahoo! send their children to the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, a school which bans computer technology from its classrooms?...
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Banking, Charter Schools
Viewpoints: The case for expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
Arizona RepublicA.Z. I. See It
Wochit Goldwater Institute: Lanae Enriquez is a parent who knows intimately the need for choice if an assigned school isn't the right fit. Two children, born a decade apart, can teach their parents the same lesson. For Lanae Enriquez, her stepson’s young...
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Charter Schools, Education
CPS Relents, Returns $15 Million To Poorest Chicago Schools
WBEZChicago Public Media
The Chicago Public Schools reversed course Friday afternoon, saying it will restore $15 million in mid-year budget cuts to schools with high numbers of poor students. This came two days after 16 of 18 members of the district’s Latino Advisory Committee quit...
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Assessments & Testing, Charter Schools
Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores
Arizona RepublicThe Republic, Azcentral.Com
Arizona's new school letter-grade accountability system could overwhelmingly depend on students' AzMERIT test scores — a factor several educators and advocacy groups are resisting because of its close resemblance to the old system. The Arizona State Board of Education will discuss the...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
These St. Louis charter schools have struggled for 14 years, but continue to evade closure
Search Results - stltoday.comKristen Taketa St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Of the more than 10,400 children who attend charter schools in St. Louis, few perform worse as a group than the 2,800 who attend Confluence Academies. The network of five schools on four campuses has lagged far behind state averages on Missouri...
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