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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 Friday, November 24, 2017
 
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House GOP tax bill ends programs charter schools have relied on for building projects
KPCC • Kyle Stokes
BREAKING NEWS: The Myth of the New Orleans “Miracle” Exposed!
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Is the Board of Regents hostile to charter schools? Depends upon whom you ask.
ChalkBeat • Monica Disare
Burdened by school retiree costs, Memphis leaders explore dropping new-hire benefits
ChalkBeat • Laura Faith Kebede
Peter Greene: Here Are the Conditions That Make a Charter School a Public School
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
On Campus: It’s The First Day of School at Kamalani
Honolulu Civil Beat • Emily Dugdale
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is 'top priority.'
ChalkBeat • Shaina Cavazos
Examining the persistent tensions in US public schools
Brookings Institution • Louis Serino
Stephen Dyer: How Kids Not in Charters Are Hurt By Charter Funding
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Dan Loeb Exchanges Racially Charged Emails with Top de Blasio Official
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher
 
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
House GOP tax bill ends programs charter schools have relied on for building projects
KPCCKyle Stokes
FILE - Andrew Osterhaus, a science teacher at Animo Florence-Firestone Middle School, a charter school in South L.A., assists a student as he works on a worksheet. The charter school operates of out bungalow classrooms "co-located" on an L.A. Unified School District...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
BREAKING NEWS: The Myth of the New Orleans “Miracle” Exposed!
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Do not say wow. The editorial staff has not seen much beyond the 12 year history of charter schools. They have not raised any red flags about a “US Department of Education $13 million grant to a group of New Orleans universities...
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Charter Schools, Education
Is the Board of Regents hostile to charter schools? Depends upon whom you ask.
ChalkBeatMonica Disare
When the Board of Regents took the unprecedented step of rejecting two new charter schools last week, it sent shudders through the charter school sector. Even before the meeting last Monday, the Regents had been making charters “nervous,” said Andrea Rogers, the...
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Charter Schools, Education
Burdened by school retiree costs, Memphis leaders explore dropping new-hire benefits
ChalkBeatLaura Faith Kebede
Memphis leaders have been grappling for years with how to cut a $1 billion-plus liability for retiree benefits through Shelby County Schools. But even as they’ve put options on the table, they’ve never settled on a sure-fire reduction plan. Now school board...
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Charter Schools, Corporate Governance
Peter Greene: Here Are the Conditions That Make a Charter School a Public School
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Charter advocates like to say that a charter school is a public school. Peter Greene lays out the conditions that charter schools must meet to be considered public Schools. Here are three of those conditions. There are more. “If it is owned...
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Charter Schools, Education
On Campus: It’s The First Day of School at Kamalani
Honolulu Civil BeatEmily Dugdale
We’re spending a year inside Kamalani Academy to chronicle what it takes to create and run a successful charter school in Hawaii. After months of preparations, and a few set-backs, Kamalani Academy’s doors are finally open. There’s someone directing traffic in the...
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Charter Schools, Education
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is 'top priority.'
ChalkBeatShaina Cavazos
State education officials are expecting a shortfall in school funding this year that could be as high as $9 million because state and local officials underestimated Indiana’s student enrollment. If the legislature does not act to increase funding, districts, charter schools and...
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Charter Schools, Education
Examining the persistent tensions in US public schools
Brookings InstitutionLouis Serino
Author How did America’s public school system come to be? According to Johann Neem, author of “Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America,” the founders of the American republic had three fundamental goals for the public school system: to educate...
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Charter Schools, Education
Stephen Dyer: How Kids Not in Charters Are Hurt By Charter Funding
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Stephen Dyer, a fellow with Innovation Ohio and former legislator, explains how the charter funding system in Ohio takes money away from students who are not in charters. “It’s really easy to sit back and make esoteric arguments about how Ohio’s charter...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Dan Loeb Exchanges Racially Charged Emails with Top de Blasio Official
The New York TimesShane Goldmacher
Just weeks before Daniel S. Loeb, an outspoken charter school proponent and one of the biggest donors in New York politics, unfavorably compared a top African-American state senator to the Ku Klux Klan, he exchanged a separate series of caustic and racially...
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