Archive | Charter Schools

Financing a Hurdle in Charters’ Hunt for Space, Says Report

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week September 23, 2014 Federal, state, and private financing for charter school facilities is not keeping up with demand for the publicly funded but largely independent schools, says a report released this month by a nonprofit group. Facilities have been a perennial issue for the nation’s growing charter sector. Federal more »

Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

By Lesli A. Maxwell From Education Week September 9, 2014 Preserving indigenous languages and repairing decades of cultural loss is critical to most, if not all, of the nation’s tribal communities, and charter schools seem to be playing a notable role in that endeavor. A small number of charter schools have been founded over the more »

Charter Leaders Share Highlights & Struggles of Rural Education

Charter operators and advocates gathered en mass in Las Vegas last week to learn from industry experts and share best practices at the National Charter Schools Conference. The three-day event included seminar, panel and intensive sessions covering instruction, operation, governance, & policy topics. This year’s conference also included an increased focus on rural education with a couple more »