Automatic charter closure questioned
Ohio’s automatic closure law closes persistently low-performing charter schools. Not enforced the last few years because of safe harbor, fifty-two Ohio charter schools just received notice that if their performance doesn’t improve next year, then they will be forced to close. Fordham’s Aaron Churchill breaks down the issue in a, “given the significant policy shifts since the enactment of Ohio's original automatic closure law, legislators should revisit the state’s automatic closure criteria.”
Ohio’s urban charters are now better and more cost-effective
A call for better facilities and funding for charters
This week, Nina Rees, the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), wrote a piece that appeared inin which she discusses the need for more equitable funding for charter schools. Rees explains that no school should be forced to operate out of a trailer or a strip mall and that charter school students need and deserve the same facilities and funding as district students.
New pre-school in Lorain opens at Constellation Schools
A, operated by , opened in Lorain this week at the . As Zachary Srnis explains, the preschool will benefit both Horizon and Constellation, as the charter school students will be able to remain in the same building when they continue on to K-8.
Demystifying charter school misconceptions
Marlon Greatrex, an NAPCS fellow, has worked in both charter and district schools. In a, he shares some of the most common myths and misconceptions that he's heard about charters and the facts he uses to address them.