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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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Bypassing school board for state takeover of JCPS would be unmitigated disaster
Courier-Journal • Opinion Contributor
Week in Review: Chilling news
ChalkBeat • Erin Einhorn
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
ChalkBeat • Amanda Rahn
Lawmakers Create Havoc With Class Size Law, Hit Wall of Opposition
NEA Today • Tim Walker
Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal
KIPP Blog • Richard Barth
BofA Community Development Banking Has Record 2017
PYMNTS.com • Pymnts
Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting
ChalkBeat • Alex Zimmerman
GC Rieber Shipping announces 4-month charter contract for Polar Queen
Maritime news - Vesselfinder.com • Svetlana Modeva
Charter school growth adding to Syracuse city schools' budget gap
WRVO Public Media • Ellen Abbott
Twin brothers arrested on bomb making charges in New York
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Bypassing school board for state takeover of JCPS would be unmitigated disaster
Courier-JournalOpinion Contributor
We are fortunate to live in a community where so much attention is paid to our public school system, and where so many are working for our community’s students to succeed. Although there are disagreements about how we best ensure that all...
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Cancer, Charter Schools
Week in Review: Chilling news
ChalkBeatErin Einhorn
It was a busy week on the education beat with news emerging from a schedule packed with education town halls, state and city school board meetings, and a hearing on a controversial education bill. It was also a week with Valentine’s Day,...
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Charter Schools, Education
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
ChalkBeatAmanda Rahn
A representative of the state board of education spoke strongly against a House bill to evaluate school performance with an A-F report card, but charter supporters argued it was the best way to hold schools accountable. In the second day of House...
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Charter Schools, Education
Lawmakers Create Havoc With Class Size Law, Hit Wall of Opposition
NEA TodayTim Walker
Educators across the country have been advocating for smaller class sizes for more than a decade because, as research has continually shown, class size is a key determinant of student outcomes. So when a state legislature actually passes a bill mandating smaller...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Joint Statement on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal
KIPP BlogRichard Barth
In the President’s FY19 Budget Request, we see both reasons for hope and areas of concern. We are pleased to see that Title I and IDEA are, at a minimum, maintained at their current level of funding, as these programs provide critical...
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Bank of America, Charter Schools
BofA Community Development Banking Has Record 2017
PYMNTS.comPymnts
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Community Development Banking (CDB) announced news on Thursday (Feb. 15) that 2017 was a record year for the firm. The CDB provided $4.53 billion in loans, tax credit equity investments and other real estate development solutions. In...
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Charter Schools, Education
Rise & Shine: Fariña encourages classroom discussions after Florida shooting
ChalkBeatAlex Zimmerman
THE AFTERMATH After the Florida shooting, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña reassured families on Thursday that the city’s schools are safe and encouraged educators to talk about what happened. Chalkbeat, NY1, amNY Across the country, the shooting elicited both terror and anger —...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
GC Rieber Shipping announces 4-month charter contract for Polar Queen
Maritime news - Vesselfinder.comSvetlana Modeva
GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement with a European offshore client for the CSV vessel Polar Queen for a fixed period of four months with options to extend by up to one month. With this charter, all GC...
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Charter Schools, Education
Charter school growth adding to Syracuse city schools' budget gap
WRVO Public MediaEllen Abbott
The Syracuse City School District is facing a $24 million deficit in it’s 2018-2019 budget. It hopes to close the gap using savings and more funds from the state. The District’s Chief Financial Officer Suzanne Slack says part of the deficit is...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Twin brothers arrested on bomb making charges in New York
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US teacher ‘paid students $50 an hour to extract explosive powder from fireworks’ A former teacher at a charter high school and his twin brother were arrested Thursday on federal bomb-making charges, stockpiling more than 32 pounds of ingredients for explosives in...
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