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 biggest decline in students meeting English standards occurred at Futures High, a charter school in the Robla section of north Sacramento, where 32% of students met English standards in 2022-23, compared to 69% in 2018-19. Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee, 22 Feb. 2024 Three state senators running for reelection in 2022 told the Idaho Capital Sun that their votes against a charter school bill had prompted the Boise businessman to make large donations to their political opponents. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 20 Feb. 2024 Big investments A week before students were set to return from summer break, the 110 staffers of North Texas Collegiate Academy, a public charter school for pre-kindergartners through eighth-graders, met in a back room of Zera Coffee. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Under the new policy, would these charter schools be entitled to advantages over the vast majority of L.A. Unified campuses that are not community schools? Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 There are currently 31 charter schools in the city. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 13 Feb. 2024 My experience as a leader and volunteer in local charter schools is the foundation for my support for school choice, parental involvement and restoring parents’ rights in their children’s education decisions. Charlotte Observer, 8 Feb. 2024 Middle schooler thriving after transfer to charter school Makenzie Wiley is one of the thousands of students who transferred from Fort Worth ISD to a charter school last year. Silas Allen, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 Feb. 2024 Betsy was removed after Treasure Village was turned into a Montessori charter school in 1998 and temporarily put into storage. Gwen Filosa, Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of charter school was in 1988

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“Charter school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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charter school

: a tax-supported school set up by a charter between an official body (as a state government) and an outside group (as of educators and businesses) to achieve set goals

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