Author: Kim Brater

Education Next Poll Findings – National Alliance Weighs In

Findings released from the Education Next poll on school choice, common core, and other education-related topics, showed a dip in public approval. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement. “Today’s report from Education Next finds a dip in broad public support for public charter schools. We are grateful for the report’s contributions to…

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Charter School Facilities Funds Help to Acquire First Facility in NC

Charter School Capital, the nation’s leading provider of growth capital and charter school facilities funds to charter schools, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has purchased the building located at 600 Tommy’s Road in Goldsboro, N.C., from American Charter Development for $9.2 million. Funded earlier this summer, the acquisition provides a long…

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Charter School Capital Acquires Two Charter School Facilities in Florida

Charter School Capital’s facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired two Florida charter school facilities for $30.5 million from ESJ Capital Partners and MG3 Developer Group. The charter schools operating in the two facilities are Renaissance Charter School at University in Tamarac, Fla. and Kid’s Community College Southeast Riverview in Riverview, Fla. The Renaissance…

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Proposed Increase in Federal Charter School Program Funding

The Charter School Program (CSP) funding was increased in the House Labor -HHS Appropriations bill on July 13, 2017. The bill earmarks $28 million increase for CSP. Below is a statement from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools with their position. “…the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee demonstrated support for public charter schools by recommending…

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Charter Schools Face Facilities Challenges

Access to appropriate facilities and the funds to pay for them remain big obstacles for charter school expansion today. More than one million students are on charter school waiting lists across the country. One reason for this points to facilities needs. With only 12% of charters able to qualify for a bond, many are left…

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