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charter school

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A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
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Noun1.charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
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The school was severely criticized in a report prepared by Central Missouri State University, which oversees the charter school for the state.
In neighboring markets such as Oakland and Los Angeles, where there are much higher numbers of quality charter school options, charter schools have had a positive effect on the broader public school system by sharing best practices, relieving overcrowding and serving at-risk kids," said Madrid.
As the charter school movement in Michigan and nationwide gains popularity, these questions have become important policy issues.
Hart district officials said the charter school system also hasn't provided enough documentation demonstrating that certain performance standards have been met.
It also compared charter and public school student achievement, which revealed charter school students generally lagged behind their public school counterparts.
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In Texas, the charter school option allows students to receive the state mandated education without the bureaucracy, hierarchy, and authoritative rule of the traditional public school (Cowen, 2008).
The National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance has launched a new Web site designed to disseminate information and technical assistance to charter leaders.
BOSTON - Advocates for charter schools clashed with teachers and officials from regular public schools at a hearing yesterday on a proposal for the state to undertake a major study of charter school funding controversies.
On Tuesday, the brainiacs at Granada Hills Charter School were named district champs.

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