Charter schools

Thousands march to the Arizona Capitol for higher teacher pay and public school funding on the first day of a state-wide teachers strike Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona leaders dealing with an unprecedented teacher strike are paying the political price for long-festering resentment among many public school teachers. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 27, 2018 - 9:52 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona leaders dealing with an unprecedented teacher strike are paying the political price for long-festering resentment among many public school teachers who say they are fed up with lagging salaries and what they see as an equally dangerous attack on their profession: school...
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FILE – In this May 9, 2017, file photo, hundreds of supporters of Ohio's largest online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, participate in a rally outside the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that the online charter school, which abruptly closed in Jan. 2018, inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding, The Associated Press has learned, using software purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press...
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April 21, 2018 - 2:46 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the teacher who distributed the worksheet has been placed...
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April 17, 2018 - 10:48 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio online charter school that was one of the nation's largest before it suspended operations amid a legal fight with the state is filing another appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is looking to overturn a State Board of Education...
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A bus that was carrying teenage passengers sits on the side of a highway after it hit an overpass on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview, N.Y., Monday, April 9, 2018. The charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip struck a bridge overpass on Long island, seriously injuring several passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
April 09, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The out-of-state driver of a charter bus full of high school students that crashed into a low-hanging overpass on a Long Island parkway was using a non-commercial GPS device that didn't warn him about the hazard in time to prevent an accident that left two passengers seriously...
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Rescue crews work at the scene of a deadly charter bus crash on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Loxley, Ala. The bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)
March 13, 2018 - 7:51 pm
LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Lulled asleep by the humming of their Texas-bound charter bus following a trip to Disney World, members of a high school band were jarred awake before dawn Tuesday when the rig ran off a highway and plunged into a deep ravine. One person died, driver Harry Caligone, and about...
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February 22, 2018 - 8:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The co-founder of one of the nation's leading system of charter schools has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct. KIPP announced Thursday that it had fired Mike Feinberg after an independent investigation found "credible evidence" to support three allegations of sexual...
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February 05, 2018 - 6:56 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he will push to create charter schools and vouchers and give all public school teachers their first raise in a decade as part of a plan to transform the U.S. territory's education system. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he will...
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January 15, 2018 - 11:35 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Claire Smrekar, Vanderbilt University (THE CONVERSATION) When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump visited Excel Academy Public Charter School last spring, DeVos...
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December 06, 2017 - 3:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will not temporarily halt the state's efforts to recoup $60 million from one of the nation's largest online charter schools, which says it could soon be forced to close in the middle of the school year. The state reduced monthly...
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