For-Profit Education

Revelers march down Fifth Avenue during the annual NYC Pride March, Sunday, June 26, 2022, in New York.
Revelers march down Fifth Avenue during New York City's annual Pride March in June. Proposed changes to Title IX would explicitly protect students from discrimination based on their gender identity or sexuality.
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Federal Historic Changes to Title IX and School Safety Funding: How 2022 Shaped K-12 Policy
Federal lawmakers sought to make Title IX more inclusive, respond to school shootings, and crack down on corrupt charter schools.
Libby Stanford, December 29, 2022
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Image of the Capitol.
Education Funding The Fight Over Charter School Funding in Washington, Explained
Tensions between some Democrats in Congress and charter school backers have reached a new level over proposed restrictions on federal aid.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 28, 2021
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Student attending class from a remote location.
School Choice & Charters Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting Oversight
Nearly 500,000 students now attend full-time online and blended schools, says a new report from the National Education Policy Center.
Benjamin Herold, May 6, 2021
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School Choice & Charters Problems With For-Profit Management of Pa. Cybers
To understand how the problems with for-profit management of cyber charters have persisted over time, just look at Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Herold, November 3, 2016
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School Choice & Charters Annual Data Report Charts Private School Enrollment Dip
The U.S. Department of Education's annual "Condition of Education" report finds fewer students enrolling in private schools and increasing numbers of students in public charter schools and for-profit colleges.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 7, 2011
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College & Workforce Readiness Harsh Spotlight Shines on Fast-Growing For-Profits
When it comes to the fastest-growing sector of higher education, some experts and federal officials want buyers to beware.
Caralee J. Adams, May 31, 2011
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School & District Management Panel: Phila. District Should Question Private Management
Some privately managed public schools have not delivered the same rates of improved achievement as those run by the city district.
Lesli A. Maxwell, March 1, 2007
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Law & Courts U.S. Circuit Court Bars Ariz. For-Profit Charters From Federal Payments
In what may be the end of a long legal road, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled that for-profit charter schools in Arizona cannot receive federal funds.
Rhea R. Borja, October 3, 2006
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Michael Handwerger teaches students in grades 6-8 who are enrolled in the Colorado Connections Academy.
Michael Handwerger teaches students in grades 6-8 who are enrolled in the Colorado Connections Academy. But while the students are from various parts of Colorado, Mr. Handwerger works out of an office some 2,000 miles away near Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
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Classroom Technology New Player in Online School Market Pursues Profits
The Colorado Connections Academy, a K-8 online school, faces the picturesque Inner Harbor in Baltimore. But its 379 students can’t see the bay from their desks. They’re some 2,000 miles away in Denver, in Littleton, and down near the New Mexico border in Pueblo.
Rhea R. Borja, December 7, 2004
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School Choice & Charters Explainer Privatization of Public Education
The privatization of public education is a controversial idea to turn the work of public schools over to private companies.
Education Week Staff, October 5, 2004
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School Choice & Charters U.S. Audit Raps Arizona's Use of Charter Aid
The Arizona education department improperly gave more than $1.1 million in federal money to charter schools run by for-profit companies, according to an audit by the U.S. Department of Education's office of inspector general.
Rhea R. Borja, December 3, 2003
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Teacher Preparation Teacher-Quality Rules Challenge Ed. Schools
Education schools have been caught flat-footed by new federal requirements for teacher quality, while a handful of entrepreneurs are sprinting to provide programs to bring educators up to speed.
Julie Blair, December 4, 2002
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School Choice & Charters Still in the Red, Edison Now Hit With Case of 'Enron-itis'
Last week, Edison Schools Inc. learned just how sensitive Wall Street is to the issue: The school management company's stock plunged 11 percent after a report raised questions about how it adds up its revenues. Includes a chart, "Quarterly Blues"
Mark Walsh, February 20, 2002
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School Choice & Charters Opinion China Inc.
Is there an entrepreneurial future for schooling in the People's Republic? Denis P. Doyle investigates.
January 19, 2000
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