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

Examples of charter school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new charter school, now in its first year, is open to all students, not just LGBTQ youth, who are looking for a place to be different and safe from bullying. al, 16 Apr. 2022 And if a student enrolls, the state funding allocated for that student would go to the charter school. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2022 The charter school has over 1,100 students in grades 5 through 12. Chris Harris,, 11 Apr. 2022 But the dual-language charter school’s more than 450 students, almost all Latino, have hardly any green space — just a 100-foot-wide play area of scraggly grass and dirt without a working sprinkler system. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2022 None of the funds were used to benefit the charter school, according to the DOJ. Garfield Hylton,, 25 Mar. 2022 In addition, state law would specify that charter school records are public records, and the state auditor must look at accounts, records, receipts and files received by school operators. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 In a state where the Arizona Charter Schools Association finds more than one in five students now attend a charter school, this inequity is a major problem. Christian Barnard, National Review, 24 Feb. 2022 Henderson said the mandate was a bottom-up decision, with charter school operators across the district submitting letters of support, as opposed to district officials imposing the policy on their own. Rebecca Santana,, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of charter school

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Charter school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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: 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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