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Nine groups have submitted notices of intent to apply for charters...The number of applicants is higher than some state education officials, including Maine Charter School Commission Chairman James Banks Sr., had expected.
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A new South Carolina law will make it possible for students at charter schools to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at the school they’re zoned for if it’s not offered at the charter school. It will also open the way for single-gender charter schools and implement fines for school districts that don’t release funds to charter schools on time.
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The commission that will approve charter schools in Maine is accepting applications.
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The Teaneck Community Charter School is one of 10 grand-prize winners of NBC Universal’s "Smash: Make a Musical" contest, emerging from a field of more than 1,000 entrants.
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Most Ohio charter schools are in urban area. So Sciotoville Community School and Sciotoville Elementary Academy, two charter schools that opened up in Appalachian Scioto County, are unusual.
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State education officials will lift a temporary moratorium on proposals to open charter schools in many cities across Massachusetts, a move that could allow for the creation of more than a thousand new seats in Boston.
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