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North Carolina May Allow Virtual Charters to Open

Previously, the North Carolina state board of education rejected online virtual schools, which are eager to open up the “market” in that state. Now that the board is business-friendly, it appears that it may allow both K12, Inc. 100 more words

Education Industry

ProPublica: When Charters are Nonprofit in Name Only

Marian Wang of ProPublica reports on a curious phenomenon in the charter sector: “nonprofit” charters that are run by for-profit corporations.

“A couple of years ago, auditors looked at the books of a charter school in Buffalo, New York, and were taken aback by what they found. 467 more words

Charter Schools

Value for money report needed for Alternative Providers

I have an opinion piece in today’s Times Higher Education. It recommends that Monday’s evidence session at the Public Accounts Committee should call for a full ‘value for money’ inquiry into the funding of students at alternative providers. 171 more words

New Providers

Texas DSHS RFP's for Substance Abuse Treatment/ Services are out!

Texas State Health Services Request for Proposals (RFP) for Substance  Abuse Treatment Services and Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral Services. The date of release is today December 8 at about 4 PM.   1,021 more words


Double Your Christmas Gifting

Each year I write a post about how you can double your Christmas gifting by purchasing items that support a cause of some kind. I would like to say that not all causes are created equal. 410 more words

Jump Aboard the Profit-Ship Express!

The Progressive has become a leading journal covering the new world of corporate-style education, where data, high-stakes testing, and free-market ideology are the hot policy ideas. 17 more words

Charter Schools