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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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CCSA Proposes Policy Solutions to Advance Facilities Parity for Charter School Students
Nearly 548,000 students attend a charter school in California, leading the nation in the number of charter school students and the number of charter schools.
The proposed Santa Clarita campus, Mission View Charter High, would be Desert Sands' 13th charter school in California.
The influence of a nearby charter school on traditional public schools in the area depends, in part, on the credibility of students' threats to switch to the charter.
The Humanist community shouldn't be detracting from the problem at hand by participating in the charter school movement that instead produces poor academic results, perpetuates the stratification of society, advances a parochial educational atmosphere, and reduces public education funding.
108-7), which required GAO to report on charter school start-ups, including a comparison with charter schools in the District of Columbia.
Education officials in Texas have pull ed the plug on a church-run charter school that has been embroiled in scandal and financial mismanagement.
After presenting what he thought was an even-handed account of the strengths and weaknesses of the charter school movement, Fuller found speakers for rival factions gleefully uniting to skin him alive.
The charter school movement continues to grow because charter schools deliver results," said Peter Thorp, interim CEO of the California Charter Schools Association.
com spokesman and Boys' Latin of Philadelphia CEO David Hardy, the video features several leading charter school principals refuting the arguments used to oppose charter schools.
This is a national study, which includes states that have just much more recently passed charter school laws and typically in those states, you get more of a concentration of charters in urban, underserved communities, so it takes a couple of years to get the students they're serving back on track,'' Larson said.
The researchers found strong, positive effects of the charter school experience for younger children.

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