Charter Schools

Students and teachers react to a car driving past honking in support of a city wide teacher strike on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Teachers in the huge Los Angeles Unified School District walked picket lines again Tuesday as administrators urged them to return to classrooms and for their union to return to the bargaining table. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 15, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. "We need our educators back in our classrooms...
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This Oct. 15, 2016 photo shows parents and grandparents from Memphis Lift speaking to Hilary Shelton, the Director to the NAACP's Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, during the national NAACP board meeting in downtown Cincinnati. While some black leaders see charters as a safer, better alternative in their communities, a deep rift of opinion was exposed by a 2016 call for a moratorium on charters by the NAACP, a longtime skeptic that expressed concerns about school privatization and accountability issues surrounding charters. (The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 11:17 am
Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with advocates and influential leaders in the black community. The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school...
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December 09, 2018 - 9:57 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator is ending in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union says more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero's charter schools after reaching the tentative agreement just before 5 a.m. Sunday. The union said...
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FIL E- In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer speaks the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit. With new Democrats set to take over the governor's mansion across the country, the charter school movement may face a shifting political landscape in a number of key states. The incoming governors in California, Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico have all said they want to take the rare step of putting a temporary halt on new charter schools. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 06, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state's attorney general,...
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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 06, 2018 - 10:03 am
Michigan has the nation's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools.
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Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Chicago. Hundreds of teachers have gone on strike at the Chicago charter school network, leading to canceled classes for thousands of students. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 11:48 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Union leaders say teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network are staging the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S. The strike at Acero's 15 charter schools in Chicago began Tuesday morning after disappointing negotiations with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, the Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state's charter school law, eliminating the specter that the classrooms serving more than 3,000 students might have to close. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 26, 2018 - 1:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A state high court decision upholding the Washington state charter school system marks the end of a decades-long political fight over the publicly funded, privately run schools. Washington in 2012 was one of the last states to set up a charter school law, though it was among the...
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October 25, 2018 - 2:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state's charter school law Thursday, eliminating the specter that a dozen schools serving about 3,400 students might have to close. Teachers unions, civil rights groups and others had challenged the charter school law, arguing that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Marshall Tuck, a former charters schools executive who is a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, appears at a candidates debate hosted by the Sacramento Press Club in Sacramento, Calif. Tuck is running against Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond. California is again recording the most expense state superintendent election in history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 23, 2018 - 7:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is again recording the most expensive state superintendent election in history, with a cast of billionaires who are outspending the teachers unions in support of a former charter schools executive. The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction is a...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open the school in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over...
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