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Board approves West Virginia's first online charter schools

Nov. 18, 2021 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new state board has approved West Virginia's first statewide online charter schools. The West Virginia Professional Charter School Board on Wednesday approved the West Virginia Virtual Academy and the Virtual Preparatory Academy of West...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' charter school to move to larger campus

Nov. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs’ charter school will relocate to a larger campus in New York City. The music mogul announced Thursday that Capital Preparatory School will move to the Church of All Saints and School building in the city's Harlem...

Board approves West Virginia's first 3 charter schools

Nov. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new state board approved West Virginia's first three charter schools on Wednesday. The West Virginia Professional Charter Schools Board approved brick-and-mortar schools in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown, in Jefferson County and in Nitro...

Missouri education board member resigns from charter school

Nov. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The newest member of Missouri's State Board of Education has resigned from her leadership role at a St. Louis charter school. Kerry Casey, of Chesterfield, was a founding board member of the KIPP Charter School in St. Louis. She resigned from...

St. Louis charter school leader picked for Missouri Ed Board

Nov. 01, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the leaders of a St. Louis charter school has been appointed to the State Board of Education by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. Kerry Casey will begin serving on the state board immediately, the governor's office said Monday. Her term will...

Leader of charter school to quit following hedge fund losses

Oct. 24, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The founder of a St. Paul charter school that lost $4.3 million in a hedge fund investment is quitting as superintendent and chief financial officer, the Hmong College Prep Academy board said in a posting on its website. The board said it plans to...

N. Carolina charter school under fire for teacher's comments

Oct. 06, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school....

Court: Giant e-school cannot appeal Ohio board's $60M order

Oct. 05, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio school board's order requiring a giant, now-defunct online charter school to repay the state $60 million over inflated enrollment figures is final and cannot be appealed, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision, the court...

Ex-student charged in Houston school shooting that injured 1

Oct. 03, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former student at a Houston public charter school has been charged after confessing to shooting and wounding the campus principal, authorities said. Dexter Harold Kelsey, 25, confessed to the shooting Friday at YES Prep Southwest Secondary and was...

Fathers sue West Virginia officials over charter school law

Oct. 02, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia fathers are suing state officials over a law that allows charter schools to open without the approval of local voters, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The lawsuit filed this past week in Kanawha County Circuit Court...