Charter schools

In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, Jamain Lee, 13, sits in class at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, a charter school in Milwaukee. Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
December 03, 2017 - 6:25 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools. National enrollment data shows that charters are vastly over-...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:28 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials have agreed to allow a private college to supervise five charter schools. The State newspaper reported the South Carolina Public Charter School District's trustees agreed Thursday to requests by five charters schools to transfer their oversight to...
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Nicole Dickey, 39, an adult learner at Community College Preparatory Academy in southeast Washington, poses for a picture in the computer laboratory Oct. 24, 2017. Faced with high illiteracy rates among city residents yet an extremely competitive job market, Washington is experimenting with adult education. The district has opened more than a dozen adult schools, both charter and traditional public ones that serve around 5,100 students. “My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working low-paying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 25, 2017 - 2:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. "My life has changed, I am here to make it better," said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she...
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Nicole Dickey, 39, an adult learner at Community College Preparatory Academy in southeast Washington, poses for a picture in the computer laboratory Oct. 24, 2017. Faced with high illiteracy rates among city residents yet an extremely competitive job market, Washington is experimenting with adult education. The district has opened more than a dozen adult schools, both charter and traditional public ones that serve around 5,100 students. “My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working low-paying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 24, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. "My life has changed, I am here to make it better," said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she...
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Protesters stand and hold signs and demonstrate during a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Thursday. Sept. 28, 2017. She did not interrupt her speech to address the protesters, but later took some pointed questions from the audience. Asked about protections for transgender student, DeVos said she is committed to making sure all students are safe. Earlier this year, she rescinded guidance that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that matched their gender identity. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
September 29, 2017 - 3:59 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Students at Harvard University staged a protest as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice. Some held up fists. One held up a sign reading, "White supremacist." Others called for protections for victims of campus sexual assault. DeVos last week...
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Protesters stand and hold signs and demonstrate during a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Thursday. Sept. 28, 2017. She did not interrupt her speech to address the protesters, but later took some pointed questions from the audience. Asked about protections for transgender student, DeVos said she is committed to making sure all students are safe. Earlier this year, she rescinded guidance that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that matched their gender identity. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
September 28, 2017 - 8:26 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice. Some held up fists. One held up a sign reading, "White supremacist." Others called for protections for victims of campus sexual assault. DeVos...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1957, file photo, nine African American students enter Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., escorted by troops of the 101st Airborne Division. (AP Photo/File)
September 24, 2017 - 2:31 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been...
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September 15, 2017 - 3:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school principal is accused of locking a kindergarten or first-grade student into a closet. Baton Rouge police say Shafeeq Syid Shamsid Deen, the principal at Laurel Oaks Charter School, turned himself in Friday and was arrested on charges of cruelty to a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 3:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice —...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice —...
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