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Charter School Capital Acquires North Carolina Theatre Arts School Facility

VASS, N.C., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter School Capital, the first national financial services provider exclusively focused on charter schools and the students they serve, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired the Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School (STARS) facility, located at 140 Southern Dunes Drive, Vass, NC., for [...]

Charter School Capital Acquires North Carolina Theatre Arts School Facility 2018-03-23T09:30:04+00:00

Voluntary Association

Do charter schools cause racial segregation? Maybe you should watch these kids first.     Read More  

Voluntary Association 2018-03-23T09:09:30+00:00

Charter Schools Have Positive Impact on Nearby Schools, Study Finds

Charters have a “spillover” effect on nearby traditional government schools, and the closer the proximity to a charter school, the greater the positive effect on the students in the nearby schools, Sarah A. Cordes, assistant professor of policy, organizational, and leadership studies at Temple University, reports in “Charters and the Common Good: The spillover effects [...]

Charter Schools Have Positive Impact on Nearby Schools, Study Finds 2018-03-16T12:45:53+00:00

New report: Simple school-based program could solve a big health problem for poor and rural kids

While tooth decay is sometimes perceived as a childhood rite of passage, elementary school-aged children missing school and causing parents to miss work due to painful toothaches are no laughing matter. Parents of children with poor oral health miss twice as much work as their counterparts, due to preventable, unnecessary tooth pain.   A new [...]

New report: Simple school-based program could solve a big health problem for poor and rural kids 2018-03-13T09:43:09+00:00

Listen up, policymakers: Voters love school choice

A recent poll released by a national school choice advocacy organization shows the continuing strong support for school choice programs.   The American Federation for Children earlier this year released the results of their fourth annual National School Choice Poll, which shows that across the board a majority of likely November 2018 voters support school [...]

Listen up, policymakers: Voters love school choice 2018-03-13T09:27:41+00:00

The National Alliance Statement on the Secure Our Schools Act

Washington D.C. - We are pleased to join many of our colleagues in the education community in supporting the Secure Our Schools Act, sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill authorizes funding for evidence-based strategies and programs to prevent school violence. We recognize and thank the Senators [...]

The National Alliance Statement on the Secure Our Schools Act 2018-03-06T21:23:43+00:00

New Analysis Says Charter Schools Could Close the Achievement Gap

A new survey of research into charter school effectiveness has linked so-called no-excuses practices in urban charter schools to sizable academic gains. Published in the Winter 2018 edition of The Future of Children, a journal jointly published by Princeton University and the Brookings Institution, the survey found that spending three years in one of these [...]

New Analysis Says Charter Schools Could Close the Achievement Gap 2018-03-05T22:08:29+00:00

Charter school funding fairness probed by legislative task force

Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, posed a question summing up the sometimes tense relationship between charter schools and traditional public schools. “When I talk to charter people, they say that funding is not equal,” Tillman said during a Thursday, Feb. 22, meeting of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform. “When I talk to [...]

Charter school funding fairness probed by legislative task force 2018-03-05T20:36:49+00:00
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