Tag: charter school regulations

How biased is your state’s charter law against rural students?

Variety is the spice of life, and policymakers created charter schools to inject a bit of pluralism into the K-12 space. Sadly, a combination of factors, including a lack of population density and poorly crafted charter school laws, have led to a lower rate of charter schools operating in rural[Read More…]

After overhauling program, education department opens one-month dash for charter funds

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on The 74. States and charter operators have just a month to scramble for grants under a vastly revamped federal program in which, for the first time, they’ll have to justify the need for new charter schools. The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday[Read More…]

reimaginED interview with education choice advocate Michael Petrilli on proposed federal charter school rules

Last week, the Biden administration proposed new rules for its start-up grant program for charter schools. If adopted, the rules would make it tougher for those seeking to open new charter schools, which are publicly funded by privately managed enterprises. The biggest proposed change would affect for-profit charter companies that[Read More…]