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Students walk across a soaked playground during recess at the North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum, Idaho. Like many rural charters, the school has found it difficult to acquire adequate space for its growing enrollment
—Jerome A. Pollos for Education Week

Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges

In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students. (May 6, 2014)

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Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Dozens of applicants are competing to be part of a new crop of charter-like public schools to replace failing district schools.
June 6, 2014 - Education Week
Interest in the controversial school choice option known as the parent trigger has declined sharply in state legislatures this year.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
A bipartisan bill to encourage states and districts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools wins approval from a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 7, 2014 - Education Week
Evidence suggests that policies that have led to a largely uncontrolled expansion of charter schools is risky, argues author Iris C. Rotberg.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week
If proponents and opponents of charter schools looked at the facts instead of relying on their philosophies, we might make progress at improving schools, argues Margaret E. Raymond.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week
New federal regulatory guidance that allows charter schools to hold weighted admissions lotteries in favor of disadvantaged students could make a long-term impact on charter enrollments.
March 20, 2014 - Education Week

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