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WVa education board puts charter school plan up for comment

Nov. 14, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education will give the public 60 days to comment on a proposal on charter schools, double the normal allotted time. The board put the policy proposal up for comment Thursday. Legislation signed by Gov. Jim Justice authorizes a staggered implementation of...

North Carolina board rejected Native American charter school

Nov. 13, 2019 2:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina advisory board has rejected a new charter school catering to Native Americans, saying its curriculum is too activist and not inclusive enough. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board voted Tuesday to reverse its recommendation...

West Virginia Board of Education to discuss charter schools

Nov. 13, 2019 4:30 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to discuss charter schools this week. The board will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston. A board policy proposal on charter schools is on Thursday's agenda. Details of the policy were scheduled for release Wednesday. The board's...

Committee tables $46M federal grant for charter schools

Nov. 8, 2019 3:35 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire legislative committee has voted to table a $46 million federal grant to double the number of charter schools in the state, drawing criticism from the governor and education commissioner. In a statement, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee on Friday cited budgetary...

Budget impasse remains due to dispute over shifting funds

Nov. 7, 2019 5:14 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers said Thursday that they were very close to agreeing to restore some funding she vetoed during a budget impasse, but a deal remained elusive due to their clash over limiting the governor's power to shift funds within individual...

Fired Alabama charter school president sues academy

Nov. 4, 2019 5:04 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A recently fired Alabama charter school president is accusing the academy of breaching her contract, supporting a culture of nepotism and discriminating against students with special needs. Former LEAD Academy principal Nicole Ivey is suing Montgomery's first charter, alleging that...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Oct. 30, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Oct. 30 The (Lake Charles) American Press on governor candidates and education: The charges and countercharges that have dominated the Louisiana gubernatorial contest have made it difficult for voters to determine where the truth really lies. However, that isn't...

Audit: St. Louis school raked in $1.4M for faked attendance

Oct. 29, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's auditor says a St. Louis charter school faked attendance numbers to get an extra $1.4 million in state funding. Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday said St. Louis College Prep Charter School repeatedly reported attendance numbers that were higher than its enrollment....

Auditor: Closed St. Louis charter school owe state millions

Oct. 29, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State Auditor Nicole Galloway says a closed St. Louis charter school was overpaid $1.4 million after falsifying attendance records. Galloway's office announced Tuesday an audit of the St. Louis College Prep Charter School also found officials used school credit cards to buy such...

DC charter schools see first drop in enrollment since 1996

Oct. 23, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter schools in the nation's capital have seen their first drop in enrollment since 1996. The Washington Post reports the Office of the State Superintendent of Education released preliminary data Tuesday that shows the charter sector lost 404 students this academic year, lowering...