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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...

Epic Charter School founders, ex-CFO facing criminal charges

Jun. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools were arrested Thursday and are facing felony criminal charges alleging they diverted millions of taxpayer dollars in a complicated scheme that involved excessive management fees, state investigators said....

Federal court: NC school can't require girls to wear skirts

Jun. 14, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school violated female students' constitutional rights by requiring them to wear skirts, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A majority of the full U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the dress code at Charter Day School in...

Approved West Virginia charter school won't open this fall

May. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A charter school approved to open in West Virginia this fall has been delayed after a suitable location couldn’t be found. The four-member West Virginia Professional Charter School Board voted Wednesday to push back its contract with Nitro Preparatory...

Utah AG memo: School book removal can violate 1st Amendment

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Supreme Court has long recognized that students have their own First Amendment rights in school. Removing books from school libraries, as some parent groups and individuals in Utah have pushed local school boards and administrators to do this school year...