Twenty-three public charter schools were among 362 schools recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for demonstrating overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.
Sen. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the text of the FY 2020 Labor HHS appropriations bill, which includes $460 million—a $20 million increase over this year’s funding levels— for the federal Charter Schools Program.
Yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the state’s charter school funding structure, confirming that charter school students should receive the same state and local education funding as traditional district school students.
Court Determines HB 7069 Must Stay to Provide More Equitable Funding to Charter School Students
Yesterday, the Governor of California announced an agreement had been reached on AB 1505 that produces an extensive overhaul of the California Charter Schools Act.
With a four-percentage point increase, support for charter schools jumped to 48 percent this year.
Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206 into law. In theory, the bill will allow public charter schools in the state. Unfortunately, because of political pressure from special interest groups, the bill was written to actually discourage the creation of high-quality public charter schools.
We have been increasingly concerned to see how our model law’s provisions regarding open meetings and open records have been misused by charter school opponents in Washington, D.C. to try to undermine the good work being done by D.C.’s public charter schools and the D.C. Public Charter School Board.
Oral Arguments Held to Determine Fate of Bill Providing More Equitable Funding to Florida Public School Students
New Report Finds Public Charter Schools Outperforming Traditional Public Schools in Teacher Diversity
Black students in public charter schools are about 50 percent more likely to have a Black teacher than their traditional public-school counterparts