Published Online: October 14, 2014
Published in Print: October 15, 2014, as High-Performing Charters Get Aid for Expansion

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High-Performing Charters Get Aid for Expansion

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The federal government is awarding nearly $40 million to charter schools in 12 states, with the aim of helping high-performing charters expand. Among the awardees are several that belong to well-known charter networks, as well as four schools that are yet to open in Washington state, where a new charter law took effect in 2012.

In total, 27 schools will receive money through the U.S. Department of Education's Charter Schools Program, the only federal program devoted specifically to providing funding for charter schools.

Among the recipients was First Place Scholars, Washington state's first and only charter school, which opened last month. The rest of the awardees include several schools affiliated with large charter networks such as the national network KIPP, California-based Green Dot, Texas-based YES Prep, and New York-based Success Academy.

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