Ellinwood said it’s no coincidence that a lower percentage of charter schools that opened after 2012 are meeting growth targets than charters that opened before the cap was lifted. He said the absence of a cap has meant a lower quality of charter schools being approved now. … [Read more...] about NC charter schools have nearly doubled since 2011. Some say it’s time for a new cap.
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T. Keung Hui has covered K-12 education for the News & Observer since 1999, helping parents, students, school employees and the community understand the vital role education plays in North Carolina. His primary focus is Wake County, but he also covers statewide education issues. … [Read more...] about NC charter school that would pay millions to an Arizona businessman gets state backing
In PVCS, the Board noted the various provisions in Pennsylvania state law governing charter schools. For example, the state’s charter school law gives charter school employees the right to organize under the state’s employee relations law, but they must do so in bargaining units separate from public school employees’ bargaining units. However, a charter school employee must receive the same healthcare benefits as public school workers and must enroll in the state’s public school retirement plan. Both provisions indicate the government has significant control over the operation of the school. … [Read more...] about NLRB Affirms Decision Finding Charter Schools Subject to NLRA
“There (was) about, maybe a third of our schools in Arizona that were not doing recess,” Allen said. “A recess coalition of very concerned citizens — Christine Davis and Scott Turner -- are two individuals that came to see me. They had been trying to work with school districts that were not providing recess and they weren’t getting anywhere. As I thought about it, I thought, 'Well goodness, these kids need a break.’” … [Read more...] about Arizona passes law requiring more recess for elementary, charter schools
Financial backing from Hastings and other charter schools enthusiasts is likely based on Villaraigosa's strong support for charter schools. As mayor of Los Angeles, Villaraigosa sought to take over the Los Angeles Unified School District and advance charters. Union groups, including the powerful California Teachers Association, broadly oppose the idea. The union is supporting Newsom. … [Read more...] about Charter school backers spend millions to support Antonio Villaraigosa for California governor