Federal Grants to Expand Charter Schools

The Department of Education announced $253 million in federal grants to expand charter schools. These grants are the first for charter schools to be awarded under ESSA and include the following states: ¬†Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, two state-level programs are also among entities receiving $56 … Read More

Understanding Charter Schools

The core of the charter school model is the belief that public schools should be held accountable for student learning. In exchange for this accountability, school leaders should be given freedom to do whatever it takes to help students achieve and should share what works with the broader public school system so that all students … Read More