Category: Charter School Legislation

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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California Legislature Adjourns for the Year

Last week the legislature adjourned for the year, completing the first year of the 2015-2016 legislative session. Friday night saw a flurry of legislative action, both successful and not successful, as both houses wrapped up their work. During the last hours of session a group of moderate Democrats emerged and frustrated their leadership and the administration…

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WA Supreme Court Ruling On Charter Schools

Today the Seattle Times Editorial Board said, “The Washington Supreme Court should reconsider its ruling that the state’s charter school law is unconstitutional.” It’s unfortunate that the state court’s ruling came days prior to the 2015-16 school year after 11 months with the court, impacting more than 1,200 students and their families. The growth of…

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