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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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Loveland Classical adds gym to new school

February 17, 2017

Loveland Classical Schools is adding a gym onto its new campus that is under construction thanks to cost savings, reserves and donations.

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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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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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Escondido Charter High School Goes Solar with Baker Electric

January 04, 2017

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar company, recently designed and installed another successful commercial solar system, this time at Escondido Charter High School (ECHS).

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DECA using grant to expand elementary school

December 18, 2016

DECA Prep, part of the Dayton Early College Academy charter school group, last week celebrated plans to expand the elementary school for next fall, thanks in part to a state grant.

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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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Charter school sees some fruits of RFSD bond money

November 16, 2016

The lone charter school to operate under the umbrella of the Roaring Fork School District, Carbondale Community School, is sharing some of the benefit from the $122 million bond issue that was approved last year.

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ResponsiveEd Funds Growth of Charters Schools Through $65 Million Bond Sale

November 15, 2016

Just as students returned to their campuses this fall, Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd) completed the sale of a $68 million bond package that will power the growth of the charter school operator into the next decade.

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Blackstone Valley Prep breaks ground on new Cumberland high school

November 14, 2016

Blackstone Valley Prep, a mayoral charter school, broke ground on a new $10-million high school Monday on the site of a former lumber center in Valley Falls.

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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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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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Movement Foundation investing $12 million to launch charter school

October 13, 2016

The nonprofit arm of Indian Land-based Movement Mortgage is investing millions in upfits to a Freedom Drive retail center for a new public charter school.

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Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund And Kipp San Antonio Formally Open New Campus For Charter Schools

October 06, 2016

Andre Agassi, Bobby Turner and other leaders from the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund joined with KIPP San Antonio, former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, and other dignitaries today to celebrate the opening of the KIPP San Antonio Cevallos Campus, the permanent home for three KIPP San Antonio public schools and the fund's second investment in the city.

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Charter high school uses JEDA financing for permanent location

October 03, 2016

More than $6 million in tax-exempt financing has been used to build a new, permanent school building for the Greer Middle College Charter High School in Taylors.

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New Charter High School Opens to Help Meet the Demand for STEM Qualified Job Applicants in Philadelphia

September 27, 2016

Build the Future Education Collaborative hosted an Open House and Unveiling Ceremony Monday evening to celebrate the opening of its third school in Philadelphia - TECH Freire Charter High School.

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Phelps Construction Group Completes New Charter School in Newark

September 20, 2016

Phelps Construction Group has completed another Charter School project in Newark - the design and construction of Newark Collegiate Academy, a new high school for KIPP:NJ, on Littleton Avenue.

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Rally in the Valley: More Than 2,000 Families Marched in Support of Charter Schools

September 17, 2016

More than 2,000 charter school teachers, students, families, supporters, and local representatives joined together today in Pacoima in the northeast San Fernando Valley for a march and rally to highlight the success and growth of local charter schools. The first annual Rally in the Valley, hosted by California Charter School Association Families, celebrated charters' academic achievements in the birthplace of two of the first charter schools in the country. Today, the area's network of about two

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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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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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Loveland charter school buys current facility, preps to break ground on new building

September 06, 2016

A charter school in Loveland recently purchased its current facility for $6.85 million and plans to break ground this month on a new building for grades 6-12 at a separate site to accommodate growth.

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With a charter comes the search for school space. Here’s how one Memphis operator is doing it.

August 29, 2016

When Roblin Boxill made the career jump from lawyer to charter school founder seven years ago, she had little knowledge of buildings and maintenance.

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Two Columbus charter schools will get state money to expand

August 20, 2016

Two high-performing Columbus charter schools are among eight statewide to receive a first-ever state grant to help renovate and expand their buildings.

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Fund linked to Olympic gold medal winner scores $22M for second South Florida deal

August 12, 2016

The investment fund tied to retired Olympic tennis star Andre Agassi and Canyon Capital Realty Advisors sold the campus of Franklin Academy charter school near Boynton Beach for $22.31 million.

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Charter School Capital Acquires Three School Facilities from American Charter Development for $19.1 Million

August 10, 2016

Charter School Capital, the nation's leading provider of funding for charter schools, including growth capital and facilities financing, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired three charter school facilities from American Charter Development (ACD) for $19.1 million.

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First Ever Mixed Use Property in the Nation's Capital to Combine Charter School Space with Workforce Housing

July 28, 2016

St. Paul on Fourth Street has acquired a five acre building parcel in Washington, D.C. that will house Lee Montessori and Washington Leadership Academy charter schools and provide workforce housing for public school teachers and staff.

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Own a school? Or rent? For charters, it’s complicated

June 14, 2016

Charters do get state reimbursements for leasing costs: $160 per pupil for elementary schools and $220 per pupil for secondary schools, multiplied by their aid ratio, meaning that those in wealthier districts get less than charters in poorer ones. More than 90 charters applied for lease reimbursement, totaling about $9.5 million, in 2014-15. When schools rent, however, the landlord retains ownership and payments can be increased or leases terminated. To avoid such unexpected disruptions, many c

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