charter school


Definition of charter school

: a tax-supported school established by a charter between a granting body (such as a school board) and an outside group (as of teachers and parents) which operates the school without most local and state educational regulations so as to achieve set goals

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Many Dallas-area districts have seen enrollment dwindle because of charter school competition. Dallas News, "Superintendent killed in motorcycle crash made Grand Prairie a destination district for students," 9 July 2019 But the big-ticket items were certainly the new teacher contract and the new charter school launches. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Mark Zuckerberg wanted to help Newark schools. Newarkers say they weren’t heard.," 3 July 2019 Discipline policies in particular became stricter within the city’s new charter school system., "New Orleans schools seek better discipline process as expulsions drop but suspensions rise," 27 June 2019 Fox, who was there to get a photo of a defendant in a charter school fraud case, according to the newspaper, captured a photo of the gunman and then immediately hid himself in front of the building. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "'If he ... sees me, he’s going to shoot me': Dallas photographer Tom Fox recounts his story of survival," 18 June 2019 Not all of Teach For America’s alumni leaders favor charter school expansion. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, "How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement," 18 June 2019 Newsom handed big wins, a few losses in budget, June 14, Front Page The story on passage of the state budget misstated the status of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to impose new requirements on charter school enrollment., "Corrections, June 15," 14 June 2019 Michael Petrilli, a charter school advocate and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, said. NBC News, "Unchartered territory: 2020 Democrats back away from charter schools," 9 June 2019 Six public charter schools and two option schools placed. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: DeVos protesters should have studied up on school choice before denouncing it," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of charter school

1988, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of charter school

US : a school that is established by a charter, is run by teachers, parents, etc., and uses tax money but does not have to be run according to the rules of a city or state

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Kids Definition of charter school

: a public school that is established by a charter describing its programs and goals and is supported by taxes but does not have to be run according to many of the rules of a city or state

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