Charter school

California Governor Jerry Brown

Student athlete concussion protocol expanded

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require private and charter schools in California to keep student athletes off the field if there is a concern that they received a […]

10/01/2013

Charter school

Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

(AP) - A study on charter schools finds they tend to benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than peers in other groups.   The study from the Center for Research […]

06/25/2013

Martin Richard, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP Photo)

Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited

BOSTON (AP) — The boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was remembered by neighbors Tuesday as a vivacious 8-year-old who loved to run and climb. Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday.

04/16/2013

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Philly school lunches: Goodbye fries, hello fennel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In some school cafeterias in Philadelphia, students are saying goodbye to french fries and hello to roasted fennel. They’re also bidding farewell to long lunch lines in favor of family-style eating. It’s a new program called “Eatiquette.”

02/27/2013

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Report: Cities have hundreds of empty schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of schools in the nation’s largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.

02/11/2013

Audit: US oversight of charter school funds lax

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An audit of the U.S. Department of Education’s division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend […]

10/24/2012

Calif. sees record number of new charter schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid clip with more new schools opening than ever before, an industry association said Wednesday. The California Charter Schools Association said an unprecedented […]

10/24/2012

Parents decry proposed crackdown on LA charters

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dozens of parents with children in charter schools on Tuesday protested a proposal before the Los Angeles Unified School Board to declare a moratorium on new charter schools and tighten oversight […]

09/11/2012

Daycare worker admits abusing 23 kids

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Prosecutors say a 23-year-old daycare worker in Idaho has confessed to sexually abusing 23 children. Joshua Ritchie is charged with lewd conduct with a child and is being held on $2.5 […]

09/06/2012

Nearly 900 districts to apply for Race to the Top

(AP) – Nearly 900 school districts across the nation intend to apply for a slice of close to $400 million in grants that the U.S. Department of Education will distribute in support of local initiatives […]

08/31/2012