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Jan 30, 2006
GREAT editorial from Boston

Jan 29, 2006
Expanding IDEA in TX

Jan 28, 2006
Thorough and fair treatment of charter finance in UT

Jan 27, 2006
Reality dawns in Buffalo (read all the way down)

Rather than working to improve, MA schools to respond to competition through advertising

More progress in SC

Jan 26, 2006
Charter finance becomes an issue in VT

Positive editorial on college authorizing from CA

Jan 25, 2006
Major SC charter legislation passes

Indy board to spin off a charter school

Good editorial on authorizing from CA

Jan 24, 2006
NC editorial on lottery funds for charters

Hawaii governor pushes pro-charter agenda

Jan 23, 2006
Alliance president Nelson Smith's op-ed on CT's charter cap

Jan 22, 2006
UFT-run charter at center of debate

Jan 21, 2006
Opposition to SC charter legislation

Jan 20, 2006
FL voucher decision to impact charters?

Jan 19, 2006
SC charter bill moves in the legislature and proponents rally

MN charters join forces to inform parents

Jan 18, 2006
SC newspaper editorializes against charter legislation

NY Gov pushes to remove charter cap

Lansing refuses to sell empty school building to charter school

Jan 17, 2006
SUNY trustee advocates for charters and broader reform

NY News Day editorializes on charter cap

PA school boards want to end cyber schools

Jan 16, 2006
Dr. King and Charters
Although charter schools were invented a quarter-century after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, they're directly connected to his quest for social justice. From Todd McKee in New York State, here's a timely reminder for all of us in the movement

Jan 15, 2006
NC charters fight for fair access to state lottery funds

Jan 14, 2006
Ohio newspaper considers impact of FL voucher decision

Jan 13, 2006
Op-ed encourages new VA governor to embrace charters
High Tech High to expand throughout CA
Moratorium of Buffalo charters likely to continue

Jan 12, 2006
Philly considers Microsoft-backed high school and an all-male high school

Jan 11, 2006
Chartering fails again in Maine
Chartering may become easier in Kansas
New TX charter allows immigrant students to go to high school at night

Jan 10, 2006
NY authorizes last charters under state cap
NYC's Moskowitz a strong charter ally
Charters left out of MS gov's reform plan
Jan 9, 2006
NY's cap about to stop charter growth

Jan 8, 2006
Implications for charters in story on Louisiana's schools chief

Jan 7, 2006
Interesting op-ed about New Orleans implications for charters and education nationally

Jan 6, 2006
US Senator praises charter school
Charters part of new Buffalo mayor's deliberations.

Jan 5, 2006
NY Times on New Orleans shift to charters

Jan 4, 2006
Washington Post writer: charters most important education story of 2006

Jan 3, 2006
Rallying for charters in Maine

Dec. 18, 2005
Kansas choice program facing opposition

Dec. 17, 2005
PA debates cyber school financing

Dec. 16, 2005
Suing for buildings in California
A small sign of progress in MI

Dec. 15, 2005
The quick emergence of five New Orleans charters
Two San Diego charters sue district over facilities

Dec. 14, 2005
The emergence of five charters in New Orleans
CO charter named best high school in state
Kansas commissioner continues to push charters and choice

Dec. 13, 2005
Charters earn another convert
Another charter fight in Albany
Charters booming in Utah

Dec. 12, 2005
Fewer charters from Detroit philanthropists

Dec. 11, 2005
Kansas Ed Commissioner continues choice tour
Two more charters in New Orleans set to open

Dec. 10, 2005
Moving closer to the cap in NY

Dec. 6, 2005
In Mass, a clear example of the need for charters and value-added assessments
Hawaii task force studies improving charter law
Board member seeks to change CA district into charter district

Dec. 5, 2005
In New Orleans, rehabilitating a school through chartering

Dec. 2, 2005
Citizen leaders begin to populate New Orleans' new charter school board in Algiers

Dec. 1, 2005
Kansas new Ed Commissioner strongly supports school choice
Thernstroms back wide expansion of chartering

Nov. 30, 2005
Ohio Supreme Court hears charter constitutionality case
New report shows Indy charters excelling

Nov. 29, 2005
Charters to be major part of New Orleans' new education system
Great success at Colorado charter led by member of Alliance's Quality Task Force
NY Sun on the new report of the National Charter School Research Project

Nov. 28, 2005
Washington Post editorial on GAO's study of DC's authorizers

Nov. 27, 2005
Ohio supreme court to evaluate constitutionality of charter schools

Nov. 26, 2005
Dayton ups advertising to stop flow of families to charters

Nov. 25, 2005
School choice becomes major issue in Kansas

Nov. 24, 2005
SC Governor to pursue charters instead of vouchers

Nov. 23, 2005
High-performing DC school's threat to go charter rewarded

Nov. 22, 2005
Huge waiting lists in Chicago

Nov. 21, 2005
News report of Ohio charter meeting

Nov. 20, 2005
Praise for Wisconsin district from charter pioneer

Nov. 19, 2005
Nice editorial by UT paper

Nov. 9, 2005
Charter schools in New Orleans to open in December
Choice on the move in Kansas?

Nov. 8, 2005
Groups team up to give Dayton parents info

Nov. 7, 2005
Interesting poll results from Dayton

Nov. 6, 2005
Movement on charters in Nebraska?

Nov. 5, 2005
Movement on charters in Maine?

Nov. 4, 2005
Louisiana Gov outlines possible charter plan for N.O.
Lynn, Mass leaders debate impact of KIPP

Nov. 3, 2005
Charter schooling in the UK. More here.
Charters growing in Albany
Mississippi needs more charters
Danny Glover adopts Chicago charter

Nov. 2, 2005
Charles and Camilla to visit SEED charter school
More on rebuilding N.O. Schools

Nov. 1, 2005
University to teach charter school management course

Oct. 31, 2005
Buffalo charters outperform district schools
NY Post editorializes on the charter cap
Quid pro quo demand from NYC teachers union on cap

Oct. 30, 2005
Great charter editorial in Delaware

Oct. 28, 2005
DE charter to focus on financial education
CA Charter School Association adds to its board
DC Charter educator wins prestigious teaching award

Oct. 27, 2005
Mass. paper urges removal of cap
The new Thurgood Marshall High School in DC
The good news about charters in NY

Oct. 26, 2005
Indiana student writes about her charter school
Frustrated San Diego teachers want to convert to charter

Oct. 25, 2005
Important N.O. developments

Oct. 24, 2005
Buffalo's citizens support charters, but the leading mayoral candidate does not
San Diego pioneer to join NACSA

Oct. 23, 2005
Paper looks into charter progress in St. Louis

Oct. 22, 2005
Utah district using chartering to expand arts options

Oct. 21, 2005
Great editorial about MA educational progress and charters
Columbus blames charters for financial problems

Oct. 20, 2005
New Orleans charter plan gets yanked
Columbus responds to charter competition

Oct. 19, 2005
Smart, tough Indy Star editorial about charter accountability
NY Daily News editorial on real experimentation and accountability (it's the second editorial)
The ongoing court battle to close low-performing Boston charter
Another Mass. paper in favor of ditching the cap

Oct. 18, 2005
GREAT op-ed by Paul Grogan in Boston Globe
Charter schools won't receive any funds from new NC lottery

Oct. 17, 2005
New Orleans chartering on hold
The making of Thurgood Marshall Academy in DC

Oct. 16, 2005
Boston Herald stands up for charters

Oct. 15, 2005
More charter providers move into Ohio

Oct. 14, 2005
Federal judge rules against AZ charters run by EMOs
EXCELLENT NY Sun editorial on mayoral chartering
In its first year, Baltimore has 3,000 kids in charters

Oct. 13, 2005
The evolution of chartering in MN leads to quality
Albany paper against removing NY charter cap

Oct. 12, 2005
Three Must Reads Today!!!
Chartering the New Orleans district
Popularity of charters exploding in CA
Both NYC mayoral candidates want more charters

Oct. 11, 2005
MI Governor sticks up for charters
NY charter cap issue heats up

Oct. 10, 2005
Columbus, charters, and competition

Oct. 9, 2005
An unfortunate trend continues: charter closures end up in court

Oct. 8, 2005
New NM law allows charter students to participate in districtÕs extracurricular activities

Oct. 7, 2005
Must Read! GREAT editorial on charter finance from the Providence Journal
Indy mayor and state association stand for quality...
...and the local paper is on board
Charter schools and urban development

Oct. 6, 2005
NY cap to severely limit growth
Tulane to partner in creation of charter

Oct. 5, 2005
Big week for KIPP
High performing New Orleans high school to apply for charter
Charters pulling more and more students from Columbus
Indy Colts volunteer at two charters

Oct. 4, 2005
PPI reports on DC authorizers
Chartering drying up in Tennessee

Oct. 3, 2005
Be sure to watch, Making Schools Work this Wednesday
New KIPP for New Orleans evacuees
Feds provide $20 million for new charters in NO
Embattled Boston charter gets reprieve

Oct. 2, 2005
Charters a central issue in race for Buffalo mayor

Oct. 1, 2005
Charters increase in popularity in Pittsburgh, Flint, and North Carolina

Sept. 30, 2005
Detroit, $200 million, and charter schools
Study shows TX charters excelling
More great results in NYC
NH state chief supports charters...kind of
Move toward funding equity in CA
Buffalo families voting with their feet

Sept. 29, 2005
Charter excelling in NYC
Bringing KIPP to Wilmington, DE
OH superintendent wants chance to talk parents out of virtual charters

Sept. 28, 2005
Starting anew in New Orleans
Very good editorial on NH's charter experience to date
Interesting take on charters and the CA bond issue
A new wrinkle in the difficulty of closing charters

Sept. 27, 2005
Does the media ignore charters?
High praise for KIPP DC
Chartering continues to expand in MN
Another district's administration sees the value of choice

Sept. 26, 2005
MD Governor visits KIPP Harbor Academy in Annapolis
Improving the charter law in MD

Sept. 25, 2005
Editorial about NH district that wouldn't fund Franklin

Sept. 24, 2005
Cyber school launches renaissance in Western PA town

Sept. 23, 2005
Mass. AG files complaint against non-compliant charter, and the state's charter association stands up for quality.
New York charters excel on state tests. Great scores in Albany.

Sept. 22, 2005
DC Board of Education wants out of chartering
CA charters continue to excel
More on the legal battle to close Mass. charter

Sept. 21, 2005
More on the Mass closure battle
A court case six years in the making

Sept. 20, 2005
A new wrinkle in the difficulty of closing charters
Failing CA schools face charter conversion
Florida town studies and debates chartering

Sept. 19, 2005
NY Daily News editorializes against cap
Students at Philly charter contribute to Katrina recovery

Sept. 18, 2005
Albany families rally for charters
Ed Week's coverage on Katrina response

Sept. 17, 2005
In Hawaii, charter population expands while overall student population declines

Sept. 16, 2005
DE charter reaches ten years

Sept. 15, 2005
Promising editorial from NY
The difficulty of closing charters
Charter opponent may have charter leadership position in Detroit
Caroline Hoxby and the Last Decade for Education Reform

Sept. 14, 2005
Jim Geiser leading the way in NO recovery
Great NY Newsday editorial on the cap
Encouraging test scores for charters in KC
Innovative Chicago facilities plan in jeopardy

Sept. 13, 2005
Philly charter dismisses union

Sept. 12, 2005
New Indy charter combats addiction
Charter option allows parents to take control

Sept. 11, 2005
Charters offer suburban options in Indy
Charters exploding in FL county

Sept. 10, 2005
Anti-charter Buffalo op-ed on financing

Sept. 9, 2005
More on UFT's new charter in NYC
Albany charter to host speech by national civil rights leader
CCSA's Caprice Young in the SF Examiner
Boxing's Golden Boy and a golden charter

Sept. 8, 2005
UFT promoting its new charter
Suburban NY charter opens
Charters among many new schools in NYC
OH cap keeps charter from opening

Sept. 7, 2005
State of NY issues report on charters

Sept. 6, 2005
CA Gov visits opening of Gompers charter

Sept. 5, 2005
UFT charter set to open

Sept. 4, 2005
Big expansion of San Diego chartering

Sept. 3, 2005
Maryland charter perseveres and opens

Sept. 1, 2005
Boston charter teachers rejecting union's untoward advances
Parental anger brewing as MD charter struggles to open
San Diego charters excel on state tests

Aug. 31, 2005
Hot Off The Presses!!! From the upcoming Education Next: Charters outperforming traditional schools. See also Hoover's statement on new charter study
Great editorial in Rocky Mountain News
Outrageously burdensome process might derail opening of MD charter
Charter Schools: Pioneers of Education
Building Excellent Schools is accepting applications for 2006 Fellows

Aug. 30, 2005
Must Read! Buffalo News comes out in favor of removing state cap
Fantastic editorial on CA charters
Charter schooling under way in Maryland
After many ups and downs, RI's Beacon School moves toward opening

Aug. 29, 2005
Great Atlanta op-ed
Potential for exciting charter growth in Detroit

Aug. 28, 2005
Dayton article on charter finance study

Aug. 27, 2005
School choice op-ed in Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Utah charters seek more funding

Aug. 26, 2005
Detroit philanthropist begins high school effort
RI school to remain open
No hot lunches for AZ charter

Aug. 25, 2005
DC charter schools expanding
Checker Finn on Fordham's charter finance study in National Review

Aug. 24, 2005
Developer might build charter for new community

Aug. 23, 2005
NY Times coverage of major charter finance study

Aug. 17, 2005
Great story about long-standing Houston charter
High performing New Orleans magnet wants to go charter. More here.
TX special education charter to open new campus

Aug. 16, 2005
Embattled RI charter may get reprieve
Slow steady charter growth in Indy
Good school choice op-ed in the Baltimore Sun

Aug. 15, 2005
Faulty charter study in Texas corrected
Three struggling San Diego schools set to reopen as charters

Aug. 14, 2005
Innovative charter high school impresses with high tech curriculum
A sign of increased charter-district cooperation

Aug. 13, 2005
Charters preparing to open

Aug. 12, 2005
More charters on the way in NJ...and moving into the suburbs
More evidence of the difficulty of closing charters
More evidence of the need for new charter finance laws

Aug. 11, 2005
Majority of new students in FL district choose charters
Mass charter teachers joining union
Study confirms KIPP's results...
...and new KIPP campus opens in Albany

Aug. 10, 2005
Continued growth in Indy
Green Dot to take over troubled CA school

Aug. 9, 2005
Formalizing charter evaluation in NH
Creative federal assistance for NC rural charter

Aug. 8, 2005
Charters provide transfer option in Albuquerque

Aug. 7, 2005
Must read!!! Great article on Quality Task Force report

Aug. 6, 2005
Charters do more with less in UT

Aug. 5, 2005
Great story about new arts charter in St. Paul
All-girls charter to open in Rochester
Politics aside, raises interesting issues about the role of geography and bricks and mortar in K-12's future
Another Catholic-to-charter conversion

Aug. 4, 2005
Great op-ed piece about charters in Louisiana
FL battle over closing low-performing charters
Charter students rally to help classmate

Aug. 3, 2005
Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy is one of only five schools in the state to receive an "exemplary" rating.
Foundations team up to build charter high schools in Detroit
First Renaissance 2010 charter opens
Feds give big charter grant to Wisconsin

Aug. 2, 2005
Disgraceful behavior by Detroit Public Schools
Virtual charters behind drop in homeschoolers?
Prediction: more and more urban Catholic schools will be closed and reopened as charters

Aug. 1, 2005
Great article about technology, replication, and jobs
Girls-only charter to open in NYC

July 31, 2005
Results of the Ohio lottery
Another sign of charters' rise: colleges taking note

July 30, 2005
New charter effort under way in Rochester
Great Rhode Island editorial

July 29, 2005
OH charter lottery today
Oakland charter leader causes waves...and enormous gains for students

July 28, 2005
Charters short-changed in LA bond issue
Hopefully a harbinger of things to come re: facilities

July 27, 2005
Charters win big financing case in Kansas City
Study shows charters are not risky real estate investments
Good opinion piece about charters in New Orleans
Final Baltimore charter signs contract

July 26, 2005
Great beginning for KIPP Nashville
Inspiring story of Gompers Middle in San Diego
Church, state, vouchers, charters, and failing schools in New Orleans
Great letter from leader of closed NH charter

July 25, 2005
The story of shifting authorizers in OH
Online charters possible in IN

July 24, 2005
Growth of online charters in MN
More on zoning battles in Maryland

July 23, 2005
Tackling Native American drop-out rates thru charters

July 22, 2005
Inspiring story about Cincinnati's charter leader, Wilson Willard
Internecine war among NY authorizers
UFT charter about to open

July 21, 2005
New leader of Edison Charter Schools named
The difficulty of closing charters

July 20, 2005
NY Sun asks the important questions and gets a good answer from an AG candidate
Test scores released in AZ
Zoning ordinances are latest tool used by MD to frustrate charters

July 19, 2005
More on Louisiana's Education Venture Fund
Struggling Chicago charter to be taken over by stronger colleague
Four more Baltimore charters sign contracts

July 18, 2005
Chicago opening 18 new schools, including 7 charters, this fall
Strong LA Daily News editorial on bond issue

July 17, 2005
SUNY approves union's charter application
The toll of closing NH's first charter

July 16, 2005
Federal Courts staying out of New Orleans charter fight

July 15, 2005
Faith-based entities may start charters in Chicago
NC public supports charter schools
Tucson high schools excelling
New KIPP school opens in Nashville

July 14, 2005
Must Read! Columbus, OH charters outperform district schools
Classic example of the difficulty of closing low-performing charters
New Orleans Mayor delays plan to takeover failing schools thru chartering
Albany at odds over 8th charter

July 13, 2005
Great Sam Dillon article on charters' popularity vis-a-vis vouchers
The competitive forces of charters felt in Albany, NY
Charter conversion may preserve long-standing Detroit school
More on the opening of Maryland's first charter school

July 12, 2005
Excellent article on charter conversions from CS Monitor
CA charters fight for fair facilities funds
Finally! The Class of 2013 is underway at KIPP Harbor Academy in Annapolis, MD. More here on the first day.

July 11, 2005
Mercury News editorial on CA court decision on charter facilities

July 10, 2005
Evidence of the competitive power of charters in Toledo

July 9, 2005
Iowa to open four charters

July 8, 2005
Funding cap in Ohio to delay the opening of 70 charter

July 7, 2005
New charters for Iowa
NC charter sues over funding issue

July 6, 2005
CT business community getting behind charters
Talk about replication! Across the pond, philanthropists are using the charter model to improve UK schools
Fascinating look at the effects of a charter closure. Important takeaway: a system that allow schools to be closed (thereby creating a void for students) needs to encourage others to end the cap

July 5, 2005
Baltimore Sun on MD's fledgling charter efforts
Interesting article on the current state of AZ's charters

July 4, 2005
FL's charter districts

July 3, 2005
The beginning of a beautiful relationship? Charter does academics but wants district help with admin

July 2, 2005
Good update on charters in AR

July 1, 2005
Huge facilities win in CA courts

June 30, 2005
Alex Medler on the media and charters
OH seeks to curb virtual charters

June 29, 2005
More roadblocks to charters debut in Baltimore

June 28, 2005
On the passing of John Walton. Note from the Fordham Foundation. More from Eduwonk.
KC Charter School Fund provides assistance to area schools

June 27, 2005
DC's charter sector grows, but is hindered by lack of space
MSNBC on venture capital and charters
MI on Ray Budde's legacy

June 26, 2005
Baltimore's schools CEO on value of charter
PA's cyber charters link traditional with homeschools
AZ delegation seeks to overturn US Ed's decision on funding for for-profit charters

June 25, 2005
Failure to life the cap in NY
Baltimore reaches compromise on funding, set for opening of first charters

June 24, 2005
Sen. Landrieu announces an Education Venture Fund for Louisiana
Can't we all get along? Uniting charters and districts
KIPP Annapolis overcomes latest roadblock
Baltimore to finally get charters?

June 23, 2005
Gov. Pataki to push for lifting the cap on charters. NY Daily News editorial
Great article about charters in El Paso
KY group to advocate for greater school choice
Another charter success story in Boston

June 22, 2005
Boston Globe on the success of Codman Academy
Great column about success of KIPP TRUTH in Dallas
DC charter board stands up for accountability and closes low-performing school
San Diego ends start-up loan program for charters
Incubating NH's young charters

June 21, 2005
The inspirational story of Detroit's Life Skills Center
New money for facilities and a new report from LISC and EFFC
Early charter thinker, Ray Budde, passes away at 82

June 20, 2005
Must Read! Incredible results by CT elementary charter developed by Amistad's team
Op-ed on lifting the charter cap in NC
Progressive WI district re-examines its charter school policies
More evidence of success of CA charters

June 19, 2005
AZ Republic editorial hits feds hard on funding policy for charters run by for-profits
Annapolis KIPP perserveres despite another roadblock

June 18, 2005
TX college to open charter high school
Health care firm adopts successful TN charter

June 17, 2005
The saga of KIPP Annapolis continues
More on the effort to unionize teachers in Mass

June 16, 2005
Boston Herald weighs in on MFT effort to unionize charters
Funding battle between AZ charters and the feds

June 15, 2005
NewSchools Venture Fund contributes to Leadership Public Schools' project in northern CA
Mass Federation of Teachers tries to unionize state's charter teachers
Edison's NY charters see dramatic achievement gains

June 14, 2005
Great editorial in the Hartford Courant
District's breach of contract threatens opening of LA charter

June 13, 2005
Op-ed from SC's David Church
Great column on charters' social justice appeal
KIPP DC graduates first class and results speak for themselves

June 12, 2005
Charters contribution to K-12 reform in CA
Private DC special ed school to become charter

June 11, 2005
Oh, you poor things! You only have $17 million for a facility! If you want to commiserate, c'mon over to our Quonset Hut...
Oregon State Superintendent celebreates charter's success

June 10, 2005
UFT charter proposal passes first official test. More here and here
New California fund to support building new charters in LA
"I know exactly who I am because of the charter school"

June 9, 2005
NY Daily News editorializes on charter success and the cap
Charter finance fights, like this one in Mass, are coming to a head
This is just spiteful and shows the true colors of some charter opponents

June 8, 2005
Must Read! Evidence of charters' effects on districts

June 7, 2005
NYC's El Diario joins the list of papers advocating for lifting the cap
Op-ed explains demise of charter in VA

June 6, 2005
Top-flight principal leaves retirement to lead LA charter
FL charter district generating new ideas and results

June 5, 2005
Innovative PA virtual charter popular despite status quo complaints

June 4, 2005
Charter supporters refute Texas funding study. (Ignoring facility costs in a charter's budget is like ignoring defense in the federal budget!)
NH charter still searching for equitable funding

June 3, 2005
Must Read! MI charters outpacing traditional public schools
Read about two exemplary schools in TX and PA

June 2, 2005
Must Read! New PPI report on charters in Chicago
Three charter students in national spelling bee
Lots of letters to the NY Post about the UFT and charters

June 1, 2005
Wash Times op-ed on Baltimore and charters
Sager op-ed on Florida and choice
Mass districts sue to keep disadvantaged kids away from charter

May 31, 2005
UFT criticizes NY Post. NY Post responds to UFT. (Point goes to the NY Post.)
Major charter growth in Indiana

May 30, 2005
Great editorial on charters in Buffalo
Nineteen new charters possible in DC

May 29, 2005
CSLC Pres Nelson Smith quoted in the Palm Beach Post
Long Beach Press-Telegram editorializes on charter success in CA

May 28, 2005
Progress in TN
Graduation day brings important stories

May 27, 2005
Must Read! NYC charters outperforming traditional public schools
Mass. Gov. Romney shows support for charters
Maine takes first steps to approve charters

May 26, 2005
Great column in the NY Daily News
Mackinac Center on charters and unions
More new schools on the way in Chicago

May 25, 2005
Must Read! CA charters outperforming traditional public schools. More here and here.
MD continues to struggle with charter funding

May 24, 2005
Must Reads! NY papers abuzz about UFT's charter effort. The Daily News, the NYT, and the NY Post
TN seeks to improve its law
More new schools on the way in Chicago

May 23, 2005
NYC charters outperforming traditional public schools
NY Post on UFT's charter application

May 22, 2005
Charters reforming public education in Dayton, OH

May 21, 2005
Editorial support for Maryland's first charters

May 20, 2005
Must read! LA Times rips teachers' union for anti-charter tactics
A look into charters and collective bargaining agreements
Setting the record straight on charters and district funding in Ohio

May 19, 2005
IL charter funding lawsuit goes to state's highest court. More here
Another lawsuit...this one about recruitment in Mass.
FL charter middle school among state's best
MI charter teacher wins teacher of the year award

May 18, 2005
And the winner of the Most Offensive School District Decision goes to...Franklin, NH!
Florida reprimands districts for anti-charter bias. More here.
Interesting look into the intersection of charters and homeschooling
Slow-going in MD continues

May 17, 2005
Major happenings in New Orleans, including possible mayoral takeover and more charters

May 16, 2005
NY Post on need for charter in Niagara
Mass charter welcomes "adopted marine"

May 15, 2005
Continuing drama in MD's effort to open charters in 2005

May 14, 2005
Must read! CSLC task force member Dacia Toll and Amistad Academy highlighted in Washington Post

May 13, 2005
Success at New Orleans "turn-around" charter
NYC's first all-girls charter set to open
Thoughtful letter from a Mass parent

May 12, 2005
Texas charter law rewrite marches forward
Baltimore Sun editorializes on Maryland's charter wars
Improving TN's charter school law

May 11, 2005
Baltimore City: "Charters deserve less money
The establishment pushes back on Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to convert failing schools
An education marketplace in the desert southwest

May 10, 2005
NC Charter among nation's best
University of California system to begin on-line charter program
Very good CA editorial calls out and condemns union obstructionism

May 9, 2005
Great NY Post editorial on the need for more charters in NYC
Great article on charters in Detroit

May 8, 2005
Maine editorializes in favor of state's first charter law

May 7, 2005
MAJOR funding victory in MD

May 6, 2005
In NCSW visits, US Dept of Ed recognizes outstanding charters in SC, CO, OR, and FL.

May 5, 2005
CSLC Quality Task Force member Yvonne Chan named to CA State Board of Ed as part of Gov's push for more charters
Legislative changes progress in TN
More on Maine's effort to pass its first law
Celebrating NCSW in NM

May 4, 2005
New NYC charter to serve autistic students
Celebrating NCSW in OR
Celebrating progress in MN during NCSW

May 3, 2005
CA state school chief highlights NCSW
MD charter supporters rally for fair funding

May 2, 2005
Charter supporters fight back in Baltimore
This might be the year in Maine
Charters making an impact in Denver

May 1, 2005
Great editorial about efforts to improve CA's law
Great op-ed about charters and choice
Great story about high-performing, low-income schools in Buffalo

April 30, 2005
Charters and Civil Rights in KY

April 29, 2005
More on TN's proposed charter legislation
MA charter leader hits back hard at union's anti-charter propaganda

April 28, 2005
Must Read DC to make facilities available to charters. With traditional public school enrollments falling in many urban areas, other cities should learn from DC's example.
CA legislature votes down two changes to state's charter law
Legislative effort under way to improve TN's law
]CO rally highlights charters' success and opponents continued obstruction
NCSW op-ed by charter school principal

April 27, 2005
More and more Tucson families choosing charters
Two efforts to change charter funding Mass and in RI

April 26, 2005
Maine legislature to consider state's first charter law
CA to consider bill that would expand authorizing
The Heritage Foundation's new report and website on state-level choice programs

April 25, 2005
Detroit experiences the difficult but necessary side of charter accountability

April 24, 2005
More challenges for first generation of charters in MD
Good op-ed by charter director in CA

April 23, 2005
Fighting for fair funding in Hawaii

April 22, 2005
Must Reads!!! CSLC's CA charter contingent in the news!!!
In visit to CSLC Board Member Johnathan Williams' school Gov Schwarzenegger calls for more charters
CSLC Quality Task Force member Vyonne Chan named to CA Board of Education
LA Mayoral candidates visit CSLC Board Member Steve Barr's school to talk education reform

April 21, 2005
Charter explosion in Dayton, Ohio

April 20, 2005
CA charters recognized as among state's best
MD charter mavericks continue the fight
Empty schools in DC potentially available to charters?

April 19, 2005
FL district seeks to improve quality thru accountability

April 18, 2005
MD's growing pains continue
New Utah law might expand chartering in rural areas

April 17, 2005
Must Read! The amazing success of Amistad (Ed's Note: Amistad Principal Dacia Toll is a member of CSLC's Quality Task Force)

April 16, 2005
TX alternative schools to go charter

April 15, 2005
MO Gov leads the way for fair charter funding
CA Gov continues to push for expanding charters, this time thru universities
WY Supreme Court sides with charters

April 14, 2005
Final installment of four-part series on San Diego charters
Yonkers to get first charter school

April 13, 2005
CO Gov standing up for charter funding
Not the clearest article, but a potentially interesting development in Cleveland

April 12, 2005
Today, it's all about the desert southwest...
New charter law in NM
Fascinating story of suburban growth and charters in Mesa
Parent power in NM

April 11, 2005
Greg Richmond on authorizing in San Diego
Chaterification debate in CA heats up thanks to the Gov's big bang

April 10, 2005
2010 plan in Chicago shows difficulty of changing the system
AP article on charter school funding

April 9, 2005
Fairer funding on the way in GA
More on the NH funding controversy

April 8, 2005
Pro-charter op-ed from the Mercury News
CO charters may get fewer capital dollars under new budget

April 7, 2005
Must Read! CT charters outperform traditional public schools
Studies like these should be madatory for all legislatures and unions
Charters set to lose capital funds in CO

April 6, 2005
More on the highly successful yet threatened charter in NH

April 5, 2005
More tough accountability from Texas
More on Mass superintendents' report on charter schools
AZ charter schools pulled in debate on funding allocation

April 4, 2005
Detroit foundation provides additional support for program that trains charter leaders

April 3, 2005
Charter schooling continues to expand in Washington, DC
President Bush announces new initiative at DC charter school

April 2, 2005
Must Read! Grammy winner Alicia Keys drops by Chicago charter. More here and here.
Funding problems in Baltimore continue

April 1, 2005
Record number of charters opening in NYC
More on the charter funding cuts in NJ
AK tackling difficult diversity issue

Mar 31, 2005
DE charters outperforming traditional schools in upper grades
CSLC board member Finn on status of charter schooling
Mass. superintendents support charter schools...mostly
ANOTHER district seeks to close a charter even though the school is excelling
Another funding obstacle for NJ charters

Mar 30, 2005
Efforts underway to stymie growth of charters in Ohio
Charter construction funds protected in Colorado
Federal special education funds being improperly withheld from Hawaii charter
Mass charter schools wins state mock trial competition

Mar 29, 2005
Must Read Demise of famed DC high school choir and the promise of charters
NH's first charter excelling despite lack of funding
VA's first charter may be closed through no fault of its own
Stanford University to open charter

Mar 29, 2005
Must Read! Demise of famed DC high school choir and the promise of charters
NH's first charter excelling despite lack of funding
VA's first charter may be closed through no fault of its own
Stanford University to open charter

Mar 28, 2005
Legislative effort to improve charter law in AR

Mar 27, 2005
CSLC Pres Smith on charters and TX alternative accountability system
Charters blossoming in Dayton, OH...but the NYT laments
Charters play valuable role in high school options in FL

Mar 26, 2005
Unfair charter funding in MD leads to lawsuit

Mar 25, 2005
Constructive relationship (literally!) between district and high-performing charter
Ohio Anti-charter group renews effort to take away options from families

Mar 24, 2005
Must Read LA mayor announces ambitious plan to expand chartering. Press Release
OH legislative effort to put the brakes on the state's charter movement
More on MA's anti-charter website controversy

Mar 23, 2005
DC Mayor increases funding for charters
Great example of demand for educational options in MA
CA charter cleans up at state academic decathlon

Mar 22, 2005
Comprehensive effort to reform TX school includes possible charter conversion
In Iowa district, charter seen as recruiting tool

Mar 21, 2005
Superb Boston Herald editorial on dirty tricks played by anti-charter forces
Washington Post chronicles tough going in Maryland
AZ charter tried innovative schedule to meet families' needs

Mar 20, 2005
LA Times editorial on teacher tenure points to charters
Despite weak law, CT charter movement moving ahead

Mar 19, 2005
CA charter named among state's best

Mar 18, 2005
Must Read US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings strongly advocating charters...First, in speech to MD ed reform commission, then in meetings in Richmond, VA
Positive report on charter achievement in DE
New AK charter to focus on Native American history and cuilture

Mar 17, 2005
Must Read! UFT and NY Post duke it out on charters
Annapolis board performs about-face and approves KIPP
Fascinating story of charter school struggle in Cambridge, Mass

Mar 16, 2005
Utah charters excelling
More charters approved in the Big the local union dips its toes in the water
Effort to improve charter law in Arkansas
Read carefully: in Ohio charters bringing more students into the public system
In SC, no good deed done by a charter school goes unpunished

Mar 15, 2005
This raises all sorts of interesting questions about the purpose of charter conversions, the charter model, the future of Catholic schools, the line between public and private and between religious and secular. But it might be good for a bunch of kids...
Lesson from the final chapters of the SUNY closure story: tough accountability isn't quick or easy

Mar 14, 2005
Teachers may stand in the way of converting failing Oakland schools into charters

Mar 13, 2005
KIPP's saga in MD continues
Whether to approve multiple authorizers may be on CA ballot

Mar 12, 2005
LA converting failing schools into charters
Renowned bird expert visits Cape Cod charter (check out the byline!)

Mar 11, 2005
Keeping a promise and starting anew in Syracuse

Mar 10, 2005
Must Read Charter advocate tapped to turn around CA's failing schools
Another chapter in the difficult story of closing a low-performing NY charter
Celebration as Philadelphia's Chinatown gets its own charter school

Mar 9, 2005
Facilities are the story of the day...
Mass charter celebrates new home
New Buffalo charter school gets historic home
San Fran charter to move in as traditional school moves out?

Mar 8, 2005
Andre Agassi lobbies NV on improving charter law
Great editorial on accountability from Pasadena Star-News
High-performing KIPP asks TX for school construction funds

Mar 7, 2005
Howard University to open charter school in DC
Human story about Indy parents and charter schools

Mar 6, 2005
Must Read Indy Mayor Bart Peterson delivers state of city address from charter school. Here's a snippet:
    That's what the charter school movement is all about. Giving extraordinary people the freedom to pursue their vision for new ways to educate our children. Providing the conditions for leadership and creativity to flourish. Whether it is in business, science, government or education, stifling bureaucracy and excessive centralized control will crush innovation.

Mar 5, 2005
Annapolis area school board rationalizes denial of KIPP school

Mar 4, 2005
Charters continue to face up-hill battle in Buffalo
Oh, so this is why the state took authority away from the school board...

Mar 3, 2005
Sad day for Annapolis families
In depth look at San Diego's deliberations on a charter application

Mar 2, 2005
SUNY votes on charter renewals and closures. Very good NY editorial on charter quality and accountability.
Excellent San Diego editorial
NewSchools provides funding for Philly replication
New KIPP school set for approval in MD

Mar 1, 2005
NY Post continues drumbeat for tough charter accountability
Charters expanding in south FL
New charter in PA to focus on foreign languages

Feb. 28, 2005
More about Dave Bing's foray into charters
Cal Berkely to partner in creation of new charter
Four struggling schools in CA seek charter status as part of improvement strategy

Feb. 27, 2005
NC state senator wants to lift state cap
Charter student among nation's best hoopsters

Feb. 25, 2005
Another NY Post editorial on tough love accountability
CA bond issue helps higher performing charters
How shall I criticize thee, Dayton Daily News? Let me count the ways:
    1. Of course many Ohio charter school teachers lack certification! That's the point: certification isn't the only indicator of success!
    2. It's not an NCLB loophole; your state law allows it.
    3. If certification is the path to perfection, and 98% of Ohio's traditional public school school teachers are certified, why are parents, particularly in Dayton, choosing charters?
    4. Charters are not responsible for Dayton's school construction issues

Feb. 24, 2005
Explosive growth in MN charters
Aspire and Cal Berkley team up to open college-prep high school
Parents pen pro-charter op-ed in UT

Feb. 23, 2005
MT legislation to reform chartering loses on House floor
More on positive UT charter study
VT's first charter still in funding battle with district

Feb. 22, 2005
Charter stalwart Gene Hickok reflects on ED tenure
Nashville paper editorializes in support of city's first charter schools

Feb. 21, 2005
In DC, as district continues to flounder, high-performing school considers applying for charter

Feb. 20, 2005
Must Read Once again, Gov. Schwarzenegger touts charters
Must Read Excellent NY Post editorial on charter accountability
Inauspicious beginnings in MD
WI charter held back by arbitrary cap and obstreperous governor

Feb. 19, 2005
Forget the guys in Denver this weekend, this is a real NBA All Star
Choice, charters and competition in AZ

Feb. 18, 2005
UT charters closing the achievement gap
Interesting renewal/closing issue in San Diego. (But shouldn't the seventh paragraph be up front--both in the editorial and in the district's mind?)
The growing impact of Dayton charters

Feb. 17, 2005
Teachers' union case against charters goes to OH supreme court. (And the NY Times thinks unions aren't hostile to charters...)
Balanced editorial on competition, results, and accountability
GOP in Florida fighting for fair funding
Pushing charters to the forefront in LA mayors race
Charters addressing the drop-out problem

Feb. 16, 2005
Must Read New study released on Texas charters
How do you spell success? C - H - A - R - T ...
Accountability in MA: low test scores and financial problems lead to closing. (Ed's Note: Peyser hits the nail on the head...)
Progress in MA: two new schools to open. (Ed's Note: Thernstrom must've borrowed Peyser's hammer!)
With victory in strategic New Orleans, KIPP could control the Mississippi!

Feb. 15, 2005
Must Read GA survey show overwhelming parental support for charters
Political and military leadership displayed thru Oakland charter
Want to play the violin in Ypsilanti? Come to Fortis Academy

Feb. 14, 2005
Positive editorial in FL

Feb. 13, 2005
Wrangling over new Buffalo charters

Feb. 12, 2005
Idaho charter commission getting up to speed
New MA charter for students in need close to approval

Feb. 11, 2005
Insightful take on other measures of charter success
Congrats to CA charter teacher of the year
MA case study on the difficult but necessary process of closing low-performing charters
NYC union-run charters to have no principals. (Added bonus: UFT opposes "stifling bureaucracy and micromanagement.")

Feb. 10, 2005
NYC union to start two charter schools. (CSLC statement)
DC school board wants charter moratorium
CO parents stand up to effort to roll back progress. More here
In statewide poll, CT voters strongly support charter schools

Feb. 9, 2005
Highly successful Amistad program coming to NYC
Law firm makes large contribution to start a Chicago charter
Superb performance report by Memphis charters leads to this superb editorial
Building a future at CA charter.
Academic Olympians at CA charter

Feb. 8, 2005
Next stop on the way to 50: MT

Feb. 7, 2005
Must Read! Memphis charters outperforming traditional public schools (registration req'd)

Feb. 6, 2005
Must Read! Charters: beacon of hope in CA
Very good editorial from the Mercury News on typical district roadblocks
Removing districts from chartering in FL?
Online charter approved in OR

Feb. 5, 2005
I'm starting to sound like a broken record! But as long as MA districts continue to oppose, I'll continue to remind...

Feb. 4, 2005
Keep this in mind when considering charter demographics
Note to those who want to artificially limit charters in Mass: READ THIS!
Remind me...why aren't we fighting to get more universities involved in chartering???
They must be new to this if they're giving KIPP a hard time!

Feb. 3, 2005
Must Read! CSLC board member and authorizer extraordinaire Greg Richmond leaving Chicago for NACSA
Charter School Development Corporation to the rescue
Something for the feds to consider over breakfast: charters don't have big bureaucracies to fill out paperwork
Setback in Hawaii

Feb. 2, 2005
CT charter setting an example
IL Supreme Court to consider charter case
RI district complains to state about charter funding even though
1. The district spends more than $11k per student
2. Charters get well less than that
3. The number of district parents choosing local charters almost doubled!

Feb. 1, 2005
Must Read! MA Governor Romney pushes for major expansion of charters
Must Read! PPI releases new study on OH charters
FL Gov. Bush dedicates new chater
Opponents go after new CO law

Jan. 31, 2005
CSLC launch and 2005 agenda
Major expansion in Utah
Improving charter law in CT

Jan. 30, 2005
Charter high school for disadvantaged students pending in MA

Jan. 29, 2005
On anniversary of tragedy, FL charter honors Challenger hero

Jan. 28, 2005
Once again, Gov. Schwarzenegger demonstrates support for charters

Jan. 27, 2005
Kudos to Caprice Young and the CA charter association on a great conference!
CHIME named best charter in CA
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