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Kristi's school supply drive kicks off!

TUCSON - KVOA is taking school supply donations NOW for Tucson-area children. Our 4th annual Kristi's Kids "Tucson Supplies Teachers School Supply Drive" will benefit local public, private and charter schools. Full story

Charter schools offer scant edge over neighborhood schools: study

(Reuters) - Charter schools across the United States have improved in recent years, but on average, they still offer little advantage over traditional public education, according to a new study released on Tuesday. Full story

Charter schools: The report card

Charter school performance has come under increased scrutiny–and suspicion–while the push at state and federal levels for “school choice” has not slowed. Full story

Charter schools make gains as public schools close

   NBC’s Rehema Ellis, Derrell Bradford, executive director of Excellent Education for Everyone, and Eva Moskowitz, CEO of the Success Charter Network, join MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to talk about school closures, education reform and the charter school movement.

Farm theme boosts enrollment in rural Kansas school

WALTON, Kansas (Reuters) - The first clue is a sign "Fresh Eggs for Sale" in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning. Full story

Special Report: Class Struggle - How charter schools get students they want

(Reuters) - Getting in can be grueling. Full story

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Charter schools put parents to the test

Chicago charter schools rake in thousands in ‘disciplinary fees’

'Risky' charter partnership helps students read

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  Why there’s no simple solution to charter schools

Many school reform activists have pushed charter schools as a fix to public education inequality, but Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel examine research showing that in many communities, charter schools are more likely to be racially imbalanced.

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Email announcing an opening in a charter school for Heather Davis-Jones' daughter Shakia is pictured at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Email announcing an opening in a charter school for Heather Davis-Jones' daughter Shakia is pictured at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An email announcing an opening in a charter school for Heather Davis-Jones' daughter Shakia is pictured at their residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 9, 2013. Applications for seats at public charter schools can run as long as 25 pages, requesting school transcripts, test scores, teacher

Rhode Island charter school has great success with early literacy program.
Rhode Island charter school has great success with early literacy program.

(9/13/12, CENTRAL FALLS, RI) From left, The Learning Community charter school co-founders Sarah Friedman and Meg O'Leary speak with Central Falls school district superintendent Dr. Frances Gallo during a meeting at The Learning Community charter school in Central Falls, RI on Thursday. The teachers