State Officials Should Approve Wake County Charter Schools
As Carolina Journal reported last week, the N.C. State Board of Education has delayed approval of two charter school applicants, North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wake Preparatory Academy, because of concerns expressed by the Wake County Board of Education…
10 Groups Submit New Charter School Prospectuses
MALDEN – Ten groups submitted prospectuses to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education seeking to ultimately receive approval to open new charter schools in the Commonwealth. After reviewing the proposals submitted this week, the Department will notify in mid-September the founding groups whose prospectuses show the most promise and invite them to submit full applications, which are due on October 25, 2013. "Massachusetts is…
Charter Public School Wait Lists Top 50,000 as Doors are Closed to New Charters in Several High...
The number of children on wait lists at Massachusetts charter public schools has surpassed 50,000, but their chances of moving into a charter school only got slimmer this year as several communities reached state-imposed caps on enrollment.
FDA Approves First New Drug For Sickle Cell In Nearly 20 Years
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited...
MSDE approves updated emergency planning guide
BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Board of Education April 23 gave unanimous approval to “Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local Systems and Schools,” a document designed to assist local officials in
Thai Voters Approve New Constitution: What You Need to Know
On August 7, Thais went to the polls to give their verdict on a new constitution drafted by the government installed by a military coup in 2014. Drafters claim that the new constitution will combat corruption, resolve long-standing political turmoil, and provide a roadmap for the return to democratic government. Although turnout was low, over 61 percent of Thais who went to the polls on August…
Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for Clean Diesel Buses
The Maryland Transit Administration is receiving almost $100 million to invest in 172 clean diesel buses after gaining approval by the state's spending board on Wednesday. According to a Baltimore Business Journal report, the new clean diesel buses will replace older vehicles - some which have been service for 15
why Dr Seuss wouldn’t approve
Project success is worth celebrating, no matter the methodology we use to get there, APM CEO Debbie Dore highlights an age-old debate.
How About 6 Vaccines In One? FDA Approves New Vaccine From Sanofi, Merck
Vaxelis is a hexavalent vaccine, which is a heckuva lot of valents. Here are the diseases that this vaccine is designed to protect against.
Truvada Likely to be Approved for the Prevention of HIV
Truvada Likely to be Approved for the Prevention of HIV by Jennifer O'Reilly: The war on HIV cures and prevention has been an issue for many
Top three headlines from the Board of County Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve grants for Seniors, Search and Rescue
How To Apply & Get Approved For Global Entry
Once you’ve completed your application, you’ll be prompted to pay a non-refundable application fee of $100. Acceptable forms of payment are credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), money order, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. I paid my application fee with my Chase Sapphire Preferred card, as it it gives me 2 Ultimate Rewards points for each $1 spent on…
Why the FDA-Approved Blood Test is Not about Concussions
On February 14th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a blood test that has been proposed to diagnose concussion. Many media outlets quickly reported this announcement as being a breakthrough in concussion diagnosis.
Doctor-Approved Tips to Fight Pregnancy Back Pain
From 50% to 70% of women have back pain at some point in their pregnancy. You can ease the ache with these simple tips.
Why hasn’t Cuomo approved the e-bikes bill?
This past session, the New York state Legislature passed upwards of 900 pieces of legislation, and more than 300 of those bills are still waiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval ahead of an end-of-year deadline to sign legislation into law. Cuomo’s inaction on one high-profile bill in particular has some of its supporters questioning the hold-up.
How To Refinance Student Loans And Get Approved
Student loan refinancing can save you significant money on your student loans. Here's how to make it happen even if you get rejected.
Six rules changes approved in swimming and diving
Effective with the 2019-20 high school season, a legal finish now requires the competitor to contact either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race.
How board can handle 'inherited' problems
Q: The developer of our community has turned over control of our homeowners association (HOA) to the homeowners, and we have now elected our first board of directors. We are fielding lots of complaints of CCR (covenants, conditions, and restrictions) violations with sheds, fences, etc. that are violations of our CCRs but were ignored by the developer. Some may have even been explicitly approved by the…
Board Governance 101
The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar November 29, 2012, which explored board governance in charter schools. This webinar featured distinguished presenter: Nora Flood, Senior Vice President of the Colorado League of Charter Schools . During the webinar, the presenter discussed roles and responsibilities of board governance, approaches to board, committee, and staff roles in financial oversight, and strategies and additional resources for board development and oversight.
Charter schools take top spot as Florida’s most popular ed choice option
47% of all of Florida's students utilize some type of school choice. For National School Choice week, we have the breakdown of where they go.