charter school


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n charter 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
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In literature:

If our charters and our codes are based upon an absurd hypothesis, what is taught in the law-schools?
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
There also, in an old oak chest, is kept the original charter of the school.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. III" by William Wordsworth
The main vehicles of elementary education up to this date were the Charter Schools and the Kildare Street Schools.
"Ireland and the Home Rule Movement" by Michael F. J. McDonnell
Next to our chartered institutions come our normal schools.
"The American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 11, November, 1889" by Various
It is an encouraging fact that in the region surrounding our chartered and normal schools illiteracy is steadily diminishing.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889" by Various
The school was opened in 1815, and received from the legislature a charter in 1816.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
This year the charters of Manchester and Nashua were changed by the Legislature to give School suffrage to women.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The first city charter was obtained in 1850, and in 1857 the public school system was established.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
A new charter was adopted in 1903, and a law school was organized in 1904.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Under their auspices were set up the chartered schools, to give poor Irish children an industrial education.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith

In news:

As the number of charter schools expands nationwide, one group of students that is enrolling in those schools at a lower rate is children with disabilities.
Six decades after the US Supreme Court struck down "separate but equal" schools for blacks and whites, segregation is growing because of charter schools, privately run public schools that educate 1.8 million US children.
Federal education officials have denied Pennsylvania's request to evaluate charter school achievement using more lenient criteria, saying they must be assessed by the same standard as traditional schools.
As Washington voters prepare to vote on charter schools again, advocates in Oregon wonder why their neighbors to the north are taking so long to see the merits of charters.
Charter schools with failing grades still featured at quality schools fair.
Teachers, principals and other staff plug charter schools at the New Schools Expo in 2010.
State charter school advocates clear a big hurdle today as the Constitutional Amendment allowing the state to authorize Charter Schools narrowly passes the House.
Three charter school chains apply to operate in D.C. After DC school-closure proposal, a flurry of activity.
Charter Schools USA, the Florida-based company tapped by the state to turn around Howe and Manual high schools in Indianapolis, also wants to launch two charter elementary schools to help feed students into those schools.
Charter School student Ricardo Andrade (right) outpaces Nicholas Bond and Camden Emery of the Edgartown School during the middle school track meet.
Seven school districts committed to working with charter schools to improve student achievement will split about $25 million in grants from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, officials announced Wednesday.
Last month, Innovation Ohio reported that on Ohio's annual report card grading local schools, charter schools were consistently outperformed by public schools.
Tennessee education officials actually lived up to their petulant threat to withhold $3.4 million from Nashville public schools as punishment for refusing to allow a controversial charter school to open.
A committee of the New York State Board of Regents approved a proposal on Monday for the city's first Hebrew -language charter school, all but clearing the way for the school to open in Brooklyn's District 22 this fall.
School enrollment in District of Columbia public and public charter schools has risen to the highest level in more than a decade.