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12/28/2022 - The state auditor says an NM charter school funneled public funds through their foundation and paid their founders more

The GREAT Academy apparently used public funds to pay for additional contracts and bonuses that went to the school’s husband-and-wife founders by channeling the dollars through its foundation, according to a special audit released earlier this month.

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12/28/2022 - Local charter school closes, leaving teachers jobless and families scrambling to find a new school

One local charter school is closing it doors. On Jan. 20, the Him by Her Collegiate School for the Arts will no longer serve its 200 students. One charter school expert says this is a common occurrence for charter schools across the country.

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12/21/2022 - Another Charter School Abandons Parents, Students, and Teachers

The latest charter school to close abruptly and leave everyone stunned is Placer Academy Charter School in Rocklin, California. No one saw the closure coming. The disturbing announcement from the school came out of nowhere. “The abrupt closure plans leave the families of more than 200 students wondering where to turn on such short notice,” reports KCRA Channel 3.

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12/20/2022 - Editorial: Kairos should take care of the educational basics first, then consider expanding

The laissez-faire atmosphere surrounding charter schools in Missouri sometimes more closely resembles the cryptocurrency market than institutions dedicated to educating children. Sponsors agree to monitor charter schools for academic excellence and sound financial management, only to step aside in too many instances and watch as the schools fail spectacularly, throwing children’s lives into upheaval.

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12/20/2022 - One of Baton Rouge’s oldest charter schools closing, will be reborn to train teachers

One of the oldest charter schools in Baton Rouge is surrendering its charter after 25 years in operation, but is on its way to be reborn as a specialized district-run school focusing on training future teachers.

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12/19/2022 - Charter schools barely outperforming public schools in Providence

What do RIDE’s new report cards tell us about the presumed superiority of Achievement First and other charters in Providence?

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12/19/2022 - Oklahoma could have nation’s first publicly funded Catholic charter schools

A Catholic charter school funded by taxpayer dollars is likely coming to Oklahoma soon, based on a recent ruling of the state’s outing attorney general, with support from the re-elected governor and newly elected state superintendent of public education.

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12/16/2022 - Sovereign Community School survives closure threat, but future still uncertain

A Native American-focused charter school in Oklahoma City is at risk of closure over financial dysfunction and paltry academic results, but members of the Oklahoma State Board of Education appeared hesitant on Thursday to advance toward termination.

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12/14/2022 - Michigan school board votes to seek financial transparency from charter schools

At a meeting Tuesday, the board voted 5-1, along party lines, to ask the Legislature to require every charter management organization to post audit reports of its use of public funds, including information related to salaries, benefits, and contracts.

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12/14/2022 - SAISD revokes several charter programs as part of annual review

Six in-district charter programs in the San Antonio Independent School District were terminated following a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting.

The changes take effect July 1 and will affect students in the 2023-24 school year. Trustees will discuss three other programs recommended for probationary renewals at a January board meeting.

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12/14/2022 - LCOO University severing ties with suburban charter school in 2023

The university is severing ties with the LCCA because its leadership decided not to meet conditions set by the university after learning of some troubling remarks by Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn, the leader of the institution the charter school relies on for its classic education curriculum.

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12/13/2022 - Abrupt notice of Rocklin charter school closure leaves families wondering where they’ll go

The school announced in an afternoon email that it’s shutting down – effective at the end of the school day on Dec. 15. The abrupt closure plans leave the families of more than 200 students wondering where to turn on such short notice.

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