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Group aims to start immersion charter school

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the spacious basement of her Urbana home, Li Zhou commanded rapt attention from the preschoolers sprawled on the carpet before her. She read to them from a picture book about kindness. The book was written in English, but before turning each page, Zhou...

NC school asks Supreme Court to review dress code ruling

Sep. 15, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider an appeals court ruling that the school violated female students’ constitutional rights by requiring them to wear skirts. In June, a majority of the full U.S. 4th Circuit Court...

Tennessee appeal hearings start on rejected charter schools

Sep. 14, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has kicked off hearings over whether to let charter schools linked to Hillsdale College open despite rejections from local school boards, a process unfolding in the wake of controversial comments about teachers by Hillsdale's president. ...

Tennessee staff fret as contentious charter school denied

Sep. 13, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When local school officials voted down a Tennessee charter school linked to Hillsdale College this summer, staffers at the state commission that would soon have to decide whether to let the controversial school open anyway reacted with shock at how things unfolded. ...

Massachusetts student receives uniform violation for hijab

Aug. 21, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts charter school where an eighth grade student was written up for a uniform infraction for wearing a hijab says it understands its “handling of the situation came across as insensitive.” A family member of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August X, 2022,. Editorial: Assess state recycling performance Pennsylvania led the nation in 1988 when it adopted a progressive new law that vastly accelerated waste recycling, and there is little doubt that the law has kept millions of...

Tennessee's embrace of conservative Michigan college sours

Jul. 30, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of Michigan's Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for 100. Six months later, that relationship has cooled after Hillsdale's...

Ex-White House aide: 1 year in prison for $218K school scam

Jul. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former White House adviser under President Barack Obama was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for stealing $218,000 from a national charter school network he founded. Seth Andrew, 43, pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud, admitting that he moved money from...

Correction: Charter School-Fund Misappropriation story

Jul. 13, 2022 22:08 PM EDT
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Governor in hot seat after charter leader lambasts teachers

Jul. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday refused to rebut recently revealed remarks made by a charter school president who claimed that teachers “are trained in the dumbest parts of the dumbest colleges” during a reception the Republican attended. Instead, Lee...