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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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Study: Private dollars give Memphis charter schools edge in per-pupil funding

May 10, 2017

A new study says charter schools in Memphis are bucking a national trend in per-pupil funding, thanks mostly to philanthropic support that has them eclipsing total revenue received by traditional schools.

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TX Senate greenlights $100M for school construction projects

May 01, 2017

The Texas Senate has approved a $100 million, two-year construction spending program for both district and charter schools, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CCSA Proposes Policy Solutions to Advance Facilities Parity for Charter School Students

April 20, 2015

Today, the results of a comprehensive statewide facilities study, "An Analysis of The Charter Schools Facility Landscape in California," was released offering insight into the facilities issues charter schools face throughout the state of California and synthesizes comprehensive data collected and analyzed in 2014 from schools across the state that detail the facilities challenges of both classroom-based and nonclassroom-based charters.

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