Charter schools

Group withdraws applications to convert remaining traditional schools in New Orleans to charters

This story is reprinted with permission. ExCEED Network Schools Charter Management Organization, a new group led by principals and Orleans Parish school district staff, has withdrawn its applications to convert…

OPINION: In charter-school oversight, as in foreign affairs: Trust, but verify

Will Betsy DeVos expand access to charters and private schools, shifting public money to private and quasi-private sectors?

As charter schools come of age, measuring their success is tricky

When the Minnesota New Country School opened two decades ago in Le Sueur, a rural town 60 miles southwest of Minneapolis, co-founder Dee Thomas and her teachers hoped to do…

Charter-school enrollment: Two million students and counting

Students at Democracy Prep charter school in Harlem (Photo by Sarah Garland) The charter-school movement reached a milestone this week: Charter schools, which are publicly funded but…

New Jersey greatly slows charter school growth

Students at the Charter School of Wilmington (Photo by Ruokai Chen) The New Jersey Department of Education surprised many this fall when state administrators approved only four…

Federal government to grant money to successful charters

Democracy Prep charter school in Harlem (Photo by Sarah Garland) In a vote of confidence for charter schools it deems “high quality,” the U.S. Department of Education…