Latest Charter schools News

Fire truck crashes into unoccupied Kansas City school

Apr. 15, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a fire truck has crashed into an unoccupied Kansas City charter school after colliding with another vehicle. The Kansas City Star reports that the collision happened Sunday when a Cadillac turned into the path of the ladder truck. The fire truck then careened into...

Group: Missouri charter schools miss out on revenue

Apr. 8, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's charter schools have missed out on millions of dollars in local funding over the past decade, according to an industry group. The Missouri Charter Public School Association told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a fiscal review reveals funding inequities dating to 2007...

Principal: Teacher put masking tape over student's mouth

Apr. 4, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A principal at a North Carolina charter school says a teacher is being disciplined but still working after she placed masking tape over a student's mouth. Southern Wake Academy principal David Thomas confirmed the incident in a letter sent to parents Thursday and posted on the...

North Carolina charter school to allow belted shorts, pants

Apr. 2, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school that required girls to wear skirts has revised the policy after a federal judge ruled it amounted to unconstitutional sex discrimination. Charter Day School officials sent a letter Tuesday telling parents it would add belted shorts and pants in the...

US judge: School's rule for girls to wear skirts breaks law

Mar. 29, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school promoting traditional values engaged in unconstitutional sex discrimination by requiring girls to wear skirts, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that Charter Day School can't enforce the skirts-only rule as part of its...

Troubled St. Louis charter school to close after school year

Mar. 14, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis charter school that falsified its attendance records will close at the end of the school year. The closing of St. Louis College Prep comes after State Auditor Nicole Galloway opened an investigation earlier this year. That came after an internal school review uncovered the...

Extra session looms on W.Va. schools as wary teachers watch

Mar. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is poised to return to the center stage of a national wave of teacher unrest as lawmakers go into overtime to debate pay raises and other measures that spurred strikes this year and last. Union leaders and lawmakers started worrying Thursday that an upcoming special...

Round 2 of teacher strikes looks beyond pay and funding

Feb. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like charter schools and vouchers. Call it round two of the...

Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

Feb. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers will remain on strike for a second day despite a move by the House of Delegates to effectively kill a complex education bill that had sent them to the picket lines. The leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel made the...

The Latest: Teachers to strike a 2nd day in West Virginia

Feb. 19, 2019 7:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a teachers' strike in West Virginia (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A teachers strike in West Virginia will head into a second day. The leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel made the announcement Tuesday night that the walkout will...