NOV 27, 2019 – Parents of City on a Hill charter school call for CEO to resign amid layoffs
Parents panicked in wake of layoffs and restructuring at City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are organizing against administrators and calling for the schools’ CEO to resign.
NOV 25, 2019 – City on a Hill Charter School to close New Bedford campus and lay off staff at its Roxbury sites
Once a shining star in the Boston charter school world, City on a Hill is facing a massive financial crisis, prompting trustees on Monday to enact a series of dramatic budget cuts: They will soon lay off 23 teachers, administrators, and other staffers at their New Bedford school and two Roxbury schools and will close the New Bedford campus in June.
NOV 25, 2019 – Judge orders charter school principal back on the payroll
Ivey-Price filed suit against the school claiming that she was fired because she spoke to Alabama State Department of Education officials about wrongdoing occurring at LEAD. Her lawsuit made a number of startling claims — none more shocking than claims that LEAD administrators had sought to prevent learning disabled students from attending the charter school and also encouraged special needs students to transfer out of LEAD.
NOV 23, 2019 – Nearly half of New Orleans’ all-charter district schools got D or F grades; what happens next?
A whopping 35 of the 72 schools in the all-charter district scored a D or F, meaning nearly half of local public schools were considered failing, or close to it, in the school year ending in 2019. Since then, six of the 35 have closed.
NOV 22, 2019 – Turn in records, judge tells former head of Little Rock charter school
The former head of the defunct Covenant Keepers charter school has one week to return its missing financial records or answer to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan.
NOV 21, 2019 – Another charter school in East San Jose set to close
The East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees last week approved major changes to two charter campuses, which includes closing down Rainier and consolidating it with its sister campus, Tahoma.
NOV 19, 2019 – Legacy Charter School in Titusville faces closure again over long list of problems
An embattled Titusville charter school is again facing closure after auditors working on behalf of the Brevard School District said they uncovered a number of problems at the school.
NOV 19, 2019 – Ohio charter school accused by state of misusing nearly $168,000 in taxpayer dollars
Shell vendor is alleged to have been used and the school’s leader had access and another person withdrew money and deposited into personal accounts.
NOV 18, 2019 – Chicago Charter School Operator Files for Bankruptcy
A Chicago charter school operator whose vice chair is Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy, with debts that include about $600,000 owed to a cash-strapped local teachers’ pension fund.
NOV 18, 2019 – Charter schools lag behind in special education
Three years after the Houston Chronicle revealed that Texas had systematically denied special education services to tens of thousands of students, state records show charter schools are still lagging behind traditional public schools.
NOV 14, 2019 – Charter school knew about toxic lead in drinking water but kept parents in the dark
Mastery did not directly communicate information to parents about the failed lead tests until last week after inquiries from this joint Keystone Crossroads/Plan Philly investigation. The email lacked specifics about lead levels and came nearly eight months after water samples were first drawn.
NOV 14, 2019 – Utah charter school where students focused on nature, yoga, ‘Love and Logic’ files for bankruptcy
A Provo charter school acclaimed for its unusual academic approach of teaching kids lessons based on nature, yoga and “Love and Logic” has filed for bankruptcy less than three years after it opened.
NOV 12, 2019 – Leaders Of Hialeah Gardens Charter High School Vote To Close Mid-Year
The LBA Construction and Business Management Academy will close Nov. 29, a move that requires students to find a new school during the middle of the year.
NOV 12, 2019 – Trial Begins for Ex-L.A. Charter School Official on Embezzlement Charge
Grace Canada is accused of participating in a scheme with Celerity’s founder, Vielka McFarlane, to siphon more than $2 million in public education funds intended for students and misspend the money on first-class travel, fine dining, custom bikes and shopping in Beverly Hills.
NOV 07, 2019 – Former charter school CEO in Allentown accused of stealing $42,000
Jason M. Eitner, 40, of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. He was arraigned by District Judge David M. Howells Jr. and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
NOV 06, 2019 – Shining Rock demands illegal payment for public records
Despite a long history of illegal meetings, improper closed sessions and complaints about transparency, the story of Shining Rock Classical Academy’s efforts to conceal its expenditures of taxpayer money has just entered an alarming new chapter.
NOV 06, 2019 – Do charter schools increase socioeconomic segregation?
The opening of even one charter school in a district previously without one leads to a modest uptick in socioeconomic segregation within that district, suggests the research, published in the academic journal Educational Researcher.
NOV 04, 2019 – Special education at 3 New Orleans charter schools found lacking
Three New Orleans charter schools have been given notice that their special education offerings don’t meet legal standards.
Audubon Charter, Cohen College Prep and Lusher Charter School received notices of noncompliance last week from the Louisiana Department of Education.
NOV 04, 2019 – Former College Park Academy students are disheartened by walls they say are easily damaged
The walls, which are made of 5/8-inch drywall, weren’t built with concrete blocks, and are not considered high-impact. Officials, such as Arbogast, say that’s because it’s meant to be a “flex space.”
NOV 01, 2019 – Students walk out of Boston charter school over policies they see as racist
More than 100 students poured out of Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester after lunch Friday to protest policies, practices, and a school culture they consider discriminatory and racist.
NOV 01, 2019 – Terminated LEAD principal Nicole Ivey sues charter school, citing 14 complaints
The suit claims LEAD’s objective is to “maximize school revenue and academic achievement by minimizing the presence of students with special needs.”