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02/28/2022 - Kairos charter school in St. Louis under scrutiny for private management

The sponsor of Kairos Academies, a charter school in the Marine Villa neighborhood, has raised red flags over the school’s financial and leadership practices involving a shadow group that employs nearly two-thirds of the staff.

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02/25/2022 - Chaos at School Board Meeting

Pioneer Prep not being transparent and removed Board Members

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02/24/2022 - NOLA Public Schools accuses Singleton Charter operator of violating state sunshine laws

The NOLA Public Schools district early this month issued the Dryades YMCA governing board, which runs the soon-to-close James M. Singleton Charter School, a warning letter accusing it of violating the state Open Meetings Law when it disbanded its Education Advisory Committee — intended to oversee the school.

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02/24/2022 - Baker city leaders upset over new charter school, considering lawsuit

“We do not need any more charter schools in the city of Baker,” said Mayor Darnell Waites. “Here’s the deal, if you want to build a school, you can build it anywhere in East Baton Rouge Parish, but we do not need a charter school in the city of Baker.”

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02/23/2022 - A bill to bypass local school boards on charter decisions passes Tennessee Senate committee

A bill allowing charter schools to bypass the local approval process passed a key Senate committee Wednesday amid a renewed round of contentious debates around charter school expansion in Tennessee.

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02/22/2022 - Easton charter school is losing its 5th principal in less than 5 years

In less than five years, the Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School has run through five principals.

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02/21/2022 - Lake Wales High School principal hires labor attorney to fight what she calls ‘systemic harassment’

Lake Wales High School Principal Donna Dunson has retained a labor attorney, claiming she has endured what she characterizes as “the systemic harassment that has been in play for over a year,” by the Lake Wales Charter School System Board.

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02/18/2022 - Kindezi Academy, charter school and IPS partner, to close at end of the school year

Families of Kindezi Academy students received some difficult news Friday afternoon: After six years, the school is closing.

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02/18/2022 - Most Nevada charter school students administered by one Florida company

Lawmakers on the interim legislative committee on education received an informational presentation on Wednesday about “education management organizations,” or EMOs — the private companies that receive millions of dollars in public funds each year but often go unscrutinized by the public and legislators alike.

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02/17/2022 - Bethlehem charter school pushes back against claims the administration has been ignoring reports of sexual assault and discrimination

Students at a Bethlehem charter school say the administration has been ignoring reports of sexual assault and discrimination.

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02/16/2022 - How Big Businesses Are Colonizing the Classroom

Parents say their children’s education suffers when career and technical education programs are tailored to the needs of corporations.

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02/15/2022 - Tennessee bill speeding up application process for charter schools has school board member worried

House Bill 2833 and Senate Bill 2168 are identical bills that would speed up the application process for charter schools. It would allow applicants to go directly to the state Public Charter School Commission for approval, rather than the current method of approval by local school boards.

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