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Why Charter School Decisions Should Stay Local

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Education reform news from around the country. Will a TN state charter authorizer ensure that charters placed in Tennessee communities will not run amuck?

SOUTH BOSTON CHARTER CALLED INTO QUESTION
“Critics of charter schools have questioned whether the academy has been pushing out disruptive or academically struggling pupils in order to boost its test scores.”

COULD A CHARTER SCHOOL FINE YOU FOR DETENTION TIME? SEEMS SO.
CHICAGO — Some of the city’s top charter schools are ringing up fines for disciplinary infractions even as they’re racking up large increases in public funding.

MEMPHIS PARENTS LASH OUT AGAINST ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERS
The Lester Community Center bristled with anger Wednesday as Binghamton leaders demanded Achievement School District leaders explain why they were not part of decisions regarding Lester School.

PARSING CHARTER SCHOOL DISABILITY ENROLLMENTS
How charter schools in the city of Newark, NJ, by taking on fewer low income students, far fewer LEP/ELL students and very few children with disabilities other than those with the mildest/lowest cost disabilities are leaving behind a much higher need, higher cost population for the district schools to serve.

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