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In South Carolina, charter schools continue to spread into new counties

June 04, 2017

Anyone looking for evidence of the growing spread of charter schools could begin their search here.

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Woodlawn Charter reveals design for new school

May 31, 2017

The University of Chicago Charter School gave community tours of its Woodlawn High School Campus, 6300 S. University Ave., which is currently under construction.

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Arapahoe Charter School to celebrate new facility

March 26, 2017

A major school construction project kicks off April 7 when Arapahoe Charter School hosts a community groundbreaking and the start of construction on a new $8.9 million facility.

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Charter schools in line to get extra help despite Trump plan to slash education funding

March 21, 2017

Charter schools in California and elsewhere stand to be a major beneficiary of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the coming year, even though he wants to slash $9.2 billion from many other federal education programs.

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De Blasio Stop Politicking & Give Space To Charter Schools

March 17, 2017

In 2014, Mayor de Blasio declared that the educational status quo in New York City “cannot be accepted” and called on educators to ‘shake the foundations.”

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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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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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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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North Las Vegas campus to join ever-growing charter school field

January 16, 2017

Legacy Traditional Schools was set to break ground on its first Nevada campus in North Las Vegas.

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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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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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Pueblo West Metro district, charter school partner up

December 22, 2016

Set to open a second campus in Fulton Heights, Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences next presence may be in Pueblo West.

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Ramtech Nearing Completion of Finish-out Phase on Permanent Modular Building for Arlington (TX) Classics Academy Charter School

December 21, 2016

Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company is nearing completion of the interior and exterior finish-out phase on the construction of a new 37,329 square foot modular school building for Arlington Classics Academy.

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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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$1.2M project to improve Dayton charter school campus

December 07, 2016

A Dayton charter school is preparing to start the second phase of a $1.2 million campus project, aided by state funding for high performing charters.

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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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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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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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Sebastopol Independent Charter School seeks approval for new campus

October 24, 2016

Parents and representatives of a popular Sebastopol charter school will make a stand before county supervisors today in hopes they can finally win approval for construction of a permanent campus at the north edge of town.

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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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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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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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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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Trenton charter school celebrates 10th year, buys own building

August 15, 2016

Most kids are still enjoying their last weeks of summer break, but about 1,000 students donned their backpacks and streamed into Foundation Academies Monday morning for the first day of school.

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Advancing school choice by investing in charter-school buildings

June 29, 2016

It shouldn’t be hard for education entrepreneurs to offer children a path of hope. Yet in New York City and across the country, it is. Access to affordable facilities is the biggest roadblock to charter school growth, which have provided millions of students with a high-quality education for a quarter century. There are many reasons for this, but some simple ways to solve for it: Districts need to make unused school space available to charters and capital markets need to modernize how they assess risk and assign interest rates.

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Walton foundation launches $250M charter school initiative

June 28, 2016

A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 cities across the U.S.

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Most Charters Don’t Have Sufficient Room to Grow, Study Says

June 10, 2013

More than half of charter schools are located in facilities that will be too small to allow for their current rate of growth in five years, according to results from a survey by the National Alliance

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