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The Wiser daily charter schools news email is tailored for teachers, education professionals, and those with an interest in charter schools. This includes parents of children attending such a school. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funding but operate independently from the a centrally managed education system of a given city, state or region. Because they are public schools they receive public funding. But they are unique because they do not have to follow the same rules as standard public schools. They are held accountable and measured, but they are also permitted extra freedom in things like changing the curriculum. It is a school structure that exists in many countries around the world and was first introduced in the United States as a concept in 1974, although the first school did not open until 1992. They are becoming increasingly popular, however, with new schools opening regularly, bucking the broader trend of school closures and downsizing. In many communities across the country, charter schools have had a significant impact. If this affects you personally or professionally you should sign up for the free daily digest from Wiser. It features the web's most important charter schools news.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
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How did Ohio’s urban charters stack up on report cards?
Education Gadfly Daily • Aaron Churchill
Ben Austin Creates a New Organization After Failure of Parent Revolution
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Public Charter School In Camden Celebrates Milestone
CBS St. Louis • Cbs Philly
10 Oregon middle schools that excel at math
Oregonian • Betsy Hammond, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Rise & Shine: New Jeffco superintendent reaches out to multilingual community
ChalkBeat • Ann Schimke
Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan
Slate • Annie Waldman
Reformy Chalkbeat Peddles the Moskowitz Book
NYC Educator • Nyc Educator
Parents angry after book about transgender girl read to kindergarten class
WCVB • Natalie Brunell
Diana Shipping Secures Higher Rate for Panamax
World Maritime News • World Maritime News
Embezzlement scheme embroils Albuquerque charter school
The Santa Fe New Mexican • Daniel J. Chacón, The New Mexican
 
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Charter Schools, Education
How did Ohio’s urban charters stack up on report cards?
Education Gadfly DailyAaron Churchill
Last week, the Ohio Department of Education released school grades for the 2016-17 school year. These report cards offer Buckeye families, community members, and taxpayers an important annual review of the performance of the state’s 3,000 plus schools and 600 districts. For...
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Charter Schools, Education
Ben Austin Creates a New Organization After Failure of Parent Revolution
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
You remember Ben Austin? He is the guy in Los Angeles who started an organization called Parent Revolution whose purpose was to organize parents to seize control of their public school and turn it over to a charter operator. This process was...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Public Charter School In Camden Celebrates Milestone
CBS St. LouisCbs Philly
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) –– A Camden charter school is marking 20 years of operation with a lot to brag about. The LEAP Academy University Charter School has become so popular, it has to hold an annual lottery to decide who gets in...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
10 Oregon middle schools that excel at math
OregonianBetsy Hammond, Oregonlive, The Oregonian
Test scores for every Oregon public school came out last week, and the results show which middle schools are getting the most students to master math. We combed through the data to find schools where two-thirds or more of sixth-, seventh- and...
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Charter Schools, Early Childhood Education
Rise & Shine: New Jeffco superintendent reaches out to multilingual community
ChalkBeatAnn Schimke
I’M LISTENING New Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass on Monday answered questions about biliteracy, equity gaps and school financing in the first of three “many voices” events. Chalkbeat HOW I TEACH A charter school teacher talks about tapping into community expertise and using...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan
SlateAnnie Waldman
Annie Waldman This story was co-published with ProPublica. This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville for the second year in a row. It designated the charter school for...
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Charter Schools, Education
Reformy Chalkbeat Peddles the Moskowitz Book
NYC EducatorNyc Educator
A few years ago, I used to write for Chalkbeat, nee Gotham Schools. I wrote a review of Diane Ravitch's book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, which I loved. There was a very lively comment section, and...
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Charter Schools, Education
Parents angry after book about transgender girl read to kindergarten class
WCVBNatalie Brunell
ROCKLIN, Calif. (KCRA) — Hundreds of parents packed the a school board meeting for the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools Monday for a passionate debate about gender identity and its place in the classroom. Some parents proposed a new policy requiring the...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Diana Shipping Secures Higher Rate for Panamax
World Maritime NewsWorld Maritime News
Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has secured a charter contract for one of its Panamaxes at a higher charter rate. Under the agreement with Seoul-based Unico Logistics, Diana Shipping’s dry bulker m/v Maera was hired at a gross charter rate...
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Charter Schools, Education
Embezzlement scheme embroils Albuquerque charter school
The Santa Fe New MexicanDaniel J. Chacón, The New Mexican
Albuquerque police say an embezzlement scheme involving a state charter school’s former assistant business manager led to nearly $700,000 in losses, up from the more than $475,000 that an initial review found had been funneled from La Promesa Early Learning Center into...
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