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Is Profit Dead?

Is Profit Dead?

For-profit companies rushed into the public school market at the same time charters first took hold. Has the experiment run its course?

Rush into Cyber Space: Are Virtual Charters Any Good?

Rush into Cyber Space: Are Virtual Charters Any Good?

Virtual schooling is one of the fastest-growing educational trends. But does it work?

Visit Discovery

Visit Discovery

Students achieve through an unconventional approach at Discovery, one of Newark’s oldest charters.

Go Inside KIPP

Go Inside KIPP

Newark’s RISE Academy is part of KIPP, the country’s largest network of charter schools.

Irene Goes to Washington

Irene Goes to Washington

Follow charter co-founder Irene Hall as she lobbies for her school in the nation’s capitol.

A Tale of Two Charters

A Tale of Two Charters

In Newark, N.J., two different charter schools are competing for students and resources, prompting many to question how we should shape the charter school landscape.

Find a Newark Charter School

Find a Newark Charter School

There are presently 18 charter schools in Newark, N.J. The KIPP-affiliated TEAM network of charter schools and the Uncommon Schools-affiliated North Star network of charter schools currently dominate the city’s charter school landscape.
View Newark’s Charter Schools in a larger map

The Ones That Left

The Ones That Left

Mosaica is one of the nation’s bigest for-profit charter school management companies.

Ten Largest E.M.O.s

By Michele Hoos and Annie Hauser
For-profit educational management organizations, or EMOs, foster competition between schools with the goal of turning a profit. Though most charters remain managed by smaller organizations, the 10 companies below control over half of the for-profit charter school sector, and represent an important trend in the charter explosion. As companies vie [...]

One Less Bell To Answer

One Less Bell To Answer

It’s been four years since the New York State Legislature authorized the State Comptroller to audit all public schools, including charter schools.
And almost two years since the charter schools began their constitutional challenge to that legislation.
Now, the charter schools have an answer.  Sort of.
Yes, the New York Court of Appeals said, the charter schools were [...]

Get What You Need

Get What You Need

NEWARK, N.J. - When the Newark Charter School Fund was announced in April 2008, it certainly created a splash.  True, Newark schools had been getting increased attention with the election of its young, Ivy-educated mayor, Cory Booker. Several Newark schools had been commended on their own merits.
But the creation of the fund placed Newark squarely on [...]

The Mosaica Way

By Annie Hauser
Click through the photos to look inside two Mosaica schools — Richfield Academy in Flint, and the Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac — and see Mosaica’s signature Paragon curriculum in action.

The Next Casinos for Michigan’s Tribal Communities?

The Next Casinos for Michigan’s Tribal Communities?

Bay Mills Tribal Community College in Brimley so far has collected $3.2 million in administrative and assessment fees from the 41 charter schools it has authorized. Since it’s the only authorizer in Michigan that has no restriction on how many charters it can launch, or where they can be located, the potential for more revenue is unlimited.

Stig Leschly, Call Your Office

Stig Leschly, Call Your Office

What is the Newark Charter School Fund, and why don’t we know?

Are Catholic Schools Worth Saving?

The big education story over the weekend was Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s announcement of a plan to convert four Catholic schools into publicly-funded charter schools—the first time New York has converted parochial schools into charters.