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Ziegler Closes $6.85 Million Financing for Discovery Charter Preparatory School

February 21, 2017

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $6,850,000 tax-exempt Series 2016 A&B fixed-rate bond issue for DCPS Eldridge Avenue, LLC (with Discovery Charter Preparatory School as its tenant) issued through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority.

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L.A.K.E. Foundation grateful for local expertise for new Crosslake Community Charter School

February 14, 2017

Design, legal, marketing and business professionals in the Crosslake area pitch in their time and know-how to help build on the success of the school.

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New charter school in Seminole brings opportunity and hope

February 07, 2017

Kids in Seminole are about to get smarter. Why? The State Board of Education recently approved the creation of a new charter school in that community.

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Fordham Institute media response to newly released Ohio charter facilities survey

February 02, 2017

A report released today outlines the facilities challenges facing Ohio’s public charter schools. The report, “An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Ohio,” found that on average, Ohio charter schools spend $785 per pupil from their foundation funding on facilities—a cost not typically faced by traditional public schools.

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Comprehensive New Study Finds Ohio Charter Schools Struggle to Provide Adequate Facilities In the Face of Insufficient Capital Resources

February 02, 2017

A new survey of Ohio brick-and-mortar charter schools has found that charter schools face challenges in securing adequate facilities and that a lack of dedicated resources sufficient for this purpose often results in spaces that are smaller than recommended guidelines.

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Bill filed to increase charter school funding

January 28, 2017

A bill filed with the state House this week seeks to offer charter schools equal funding to traditional public schools

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Charter School Capital Acquires Detroit Public Safety Academy Facility

January 18, 2017

Charter School Capital, the nation's leading provider of growth capital and facilities financing to charter schools, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired the building occupied by Detroit Public Safety Academy, a charter school located at 1250 Rosa Parks Blvd., in Detroit.

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Chinese-immersion charter school in West Columbia plans major expansion

January 15, 2017

Students in Lige Zhao’s class danced in a circle as they greeted each other as part of a recent lesson in Chinese language at East Point Academy.

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South OKC charter school secures larger facility

January 09, 2017

Santa Fe South Schools, a K-12 charter that serves 2,400 students, could grow by as many as 500 students when the high school moves into a 157,000-square-foot building on the grounds of the old Crossroads Mall.

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Critics prepare for battle over Christie's charter school overhaul

January 04, 2017

Charter school opponents are planning a show of force in Trenton Wednesday as the state Board of Education considers loosening regulations to free charter schools from red tape.

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OJA Youth Academy changing lives

January 01, 2017

It’s a scene that is becoming more common, graduation ceremonies held inside Oklahoma’s most secure facilities for juvenile offenders. With each ceremony, you find teenagers walking across the gymnasium into a future they never dreamed was possible.

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Charter school to break ground on unified campus

December 28, 2016

The South Maui Learning Ohana will break ground Friday on a new building and central campus for Kihei Charter School, which has been spread out across three separate locations for more than a decade.

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Idaho’s public charter schools struggle to find and fund facilities

December 13, 2016

Idaho’s public charter schools are among the state’s top-performing schools on both state achievement tests and the SAT. There are about 6,000 students on charter waiting lists statewide, and by 2022 Idaho will add approximately 22,000 new K-12 public school students.

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Charter School Capital Acquires Five Florida Charter School Facilities for $71.74 Million

December 12, 2016

Charter School Capital, the nation's leading provider of growth capital and facilities financing to charter schools, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired five Florida charter school facilities for $71.74 million from ESJ Capital Partners and MG3 Developer Group. The transaction was funded in late November, 2016.

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Op-ed: Solving real problems new public charter schools face

December 02, 2016

The Salt Lake Tribune recently editorialized that public charter schools "cherry-pick" their students. The claim that public charter schools "cherry-pick" students is not only false, but was fully addressed in statute many years ago.

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Riverside REACH charter school set to expand

December 01, 2016

For the past four years, they’ve been nomads in search of the right home.

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D.tech seeks new home – temporarily: Charter school needs stopgap facility between start of school year, Oracle building opening

November 07, 2016

The quest for adequate accommodations continues for Design Tech High School, as officials are seeking a temporary home for the charter school while construction of its new building is completed.

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In the Know: Immokalee Road bridge to connect to future charter school in Estates

October 31, 2016

Q: What is being built just east of TwinEagles on Immokalee Road? Looks like a bridge. — Bill Tilden, Golden Gate Estates

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Accolades are outgrowth of civic-minded mission at Raleigh Charter High School

October 16, 2016

“All the students are so driven, and it's infectious on us.” It’s easy to see why 16-year-old Mariama Morray, a junior at Raleigh Charter High School, feels that way.

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Loan to put eStem location at UALR

September 15, 2016

A no-interest loan of up to $11.4 million from the Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville will result in enhancements for loan-recipient eStem Public Charter Schools Inc. and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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LA educators get $10 million to reinvent school for homeless kids

September 14, 2016

A team of educators with plans to launch a charter high school completely retooled to serve homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles has won $10 million in startup money over five years in a national competition — one of the largest seed grants an L.A. charter school has ever received.

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KIPP DC’s 15-year celebration culminates with new school facility

September 12, 2016

Before Kenya Johnson enrolled at KIPP DC Key Academy, she attended a traditional public school where top students earned around a 3.6 grade point average. Now a senior at KIPP College Preparatory, she has balanced athletics with schoolwork, earning a 4.21 GPA and taking classes at Stanford University.

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SOS Club is sold; will become Andre Agassi-sponsored charter school

September 07, 2016

The Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club, a Modesto institution and a sports and recreational pioneer in its heyday, has been sold and eventually will become a charter school sponsored by tennis champion Andre Agassi.

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Janesville charter school moving to Blackhawk Technical College

August 25, 2016

A week before school starts, a Janesville charter school has announced it is moving from UW-Rock County to Blackhawk Technical College.

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D.tech to break ground at Oracle: Event paves way for construction of unique school on tech titan campus

August 12, 2016

After a long and occasionally difficult search for a permanent home, construction of the new Design Tech High School building is set to soon begin on the campus of Oracle Corporation.

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