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July 23, 2019
Indiana virtual schools’ shoddy communication around its closures could force an earlier shutdown
The Daleville school board will consider Thursday night whether to speed up the closures of the two troubled virtual schools.
June 19, 2019
With little fanfare, Daleville board votes to shutter controversial Indiana Virtual School
Five stoic Daleville school board members said nothing about their decision except to unanimously approve the closure agreement, leaving many unanswered accusations.
June 19, 2019
The deal to close Indiana Virtual School leaves unanswered questions. Here’s what we want to know
The closure deal means that Indiana Virtual School officials won’t have to respond to accusations of mismanagement at their schools.
June 17, 2019
In a surprise deal, embattled Indiana Virtual School and its sister school to close amid scandal
The virtual charter school that sparked statewide scrutiny of online education has quietly negotiated a deal to close, avoiding a possibly heated public hearing.
behind closed doors
June 10, 2019
Indiana Virtual School wants to deal with charter revocation privately to avoid ‘mudslinging’
Leaders of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy missed a second chance to submit a response to the accusations from their charter authorizer.
March 22, 2019
Tennessee’s governor says he wants to help low-income students in failing schools. But his voucher and charter plans cast a much wider net.
Critics say his signature proposals could end up benefiting middle-class families and changing the landscape of school systems that are doing just fine.
Updated March 20, 2019
Tennessee charter school bill advances in two key legislative committees
A proposal to create a new Tennessee charter school commission squeaks out of the House Education Committee.
March 19, 2019
Charter school bill won’t bypass local school boards after all, says legislative leader
Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is backing off of its proposal to bypass local school boards with a new state charter authorizing commission.
Seizing a moment
March 18, 2019
Here’s why voucher advocates are excited about Tennessee this year
School voucher supporters who have had their hopes dashed for years in Tennessee’s General Assembly are more hopeful than ever.
February 19, 2019
Aurora school board votes to close new charter school, saying it failed students with special needs
Vega charter school leaders said they will appeal to the state the Aurora school board’s decision to close the school.
Politics & Policy
April 2, 2018
To slash costs, Indianapolis charter school operator ‘shops’ for new authorizer
“Loosely, we’re estimating the savings to be worth about the cost of a teacher within our network,” Christel House Head of Schools Carey Dahncke told Chalkbeat.
February 22, 2018
In debt, with too many unlicensed teachers, Indiana College Preparatory School loses charter
The mayor's office revoked the charter after the school’s entire board resigned.
April 24, 2017
Fariña won’t budge on decision to eliminate middle school at charter serving kids with disabilities
“They must demonstrate that they are retaining such students and serving them well,” Fariña wrote. “Unfortunately, it is clear from the data that OCS has not done that.”
March 9, 2017
An unusual charter school that serves students with disabilities is under scrutiny from New York City
"We created charters as alternatives to the system, to be more successful than the system, to have better outcomes."
November 16, 2016
Criticized for how they closed troubled charter schools, Memphis leaders have a new plan
The proposal reflects an effort by Tennessee’s largest charter authorizer to respond to state and local cries for clearer rules to guide its oversight of charter schools.
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