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June 23, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2016 CONTACT: Eileen O’Connor eileen@keyserpublicstrategies.com 617-806-6999 BOSTON, MA – New data from Boston’s six public charter high schools shows that 98.5% of 2016 graduates were accepted into college; 89% were accepted to a four-year university. Each of the six public charter high schools in Boston sent more than 90% of […] Read more »
June 21, 2016
“There’s no excuse for the current state of America’s educational system,” Engler told the group last week. “We run the risk of falling even further behind if we don’t incorporate innovation and opportunity as bedrock principles.” Read more »
May 24, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards has now signed legislation ordering that all New Orleans schools return to the control of the Orleans Parish School Board. Read more »
April 12, 2016
To better meet the needs of unique students, Denver Public Schools is expanding choice and offering school leaders increased autonomy. In a new article for Education Next, David Osborne, director of the project on Reinventing America’s Schools at the Progressive Policy Institute, finds that Denver’s strategy has produced impressive gains in student achievement. In the […] Read more »
April 6, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016 CONTACT: Josiane Martinez josiane@discoverasg.com 857-­‐222-­‐0800 Eileen O’Connor eileen@keyserpublicstrategies.com 617-­‐806-­‐6999 More Than 80 Latino Leaders – Joined by Governor Charlie Baker – Call on State Legislature to Lift the Cap on Public Charter Schools EAST BOSTON – More than 80 Latino leaders from across Massachusetts gathered today at Excel Academy […] Read more »
April 5, 2016
by Alex Granados April 1, 2016 Rep. Rob Bryan, R-Mecklenburg, unveiled the latest version of a draft Achievement School District (ASD) bill at the House Select Committee on Achievement School Districts on Wednesday. One of the most significant changes was the addition of Innovation Zones to the legislation. Districts that put a school into an ASD […] Read more »
April 5, 2016
By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press April 1, 2016 KSL.com A Montana judge ruled that the state cannot exclude children attending religious schools from being awarded scholarships under Montana’s School Choice program. In his ruling released late Thursday, District Judge David Ortley said the state Department of Revenue likely overstepped its authority in excluding religious […] Read more »
March 29, 2016
The Boston Globe reported on March 28, 2016 that “Racial aspects tinge Mass. charter debate.” As the state debates lifting its cap on charter schools, if there’s to be any focus on race and charter schools, it should be centered around the fact that charter schools in MA, and across the nation, are helping minorities […] Read more »
March 3, 2016
Legislators in both the Kentucky House and Senate have submitted bills just before the filing deadlines to try to bring charter schools to the commonwealth. Read more »
February 26, 2016
Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin vows to make charters reality by Ben Jackey WLKY February 26, 2016 Charter schools 101 The debate over charter schools has become the biggest question in Kentucky education. A charter is an independently managed public school operating under a charter, or contract, with a governmental entity or a school board. The […] Read more »