Charter Schools

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No More Welcome Mat For Private School Athletes

Dozens of teenagers who used to be welcome to play sports at Minneapolis Public Schools have now been kicked off their teams, and it’s not because they misbehaved or played poorly.


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Twin Cities Academy Named One Of The Best US Schools

An unassuming building on the east side of St. Paul is home to one of the best high schools in the nation — Twin Cities Academy. It was ranked 42 on the list of the nation’s top 500 schools by Newsweek Magazine. The rankings are based on how well they prepared students for college. TCA received a college readiness score of 97.25


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Study: 1 In 5 Minneapolis, St. Paul Students Opt For Charter Schools

For the first time ever, one-in-five students in the school districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul attend public charter schools, according to a new study. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual market share report findings on Wednesday, indicating that Minneapolis-St. Paul had surpassed 20 percent charter school attendance.



Research Documents Charter Schools’ Growth

A new analysis of Minnesota school data finds charter enrollment nearly quadrupled in the past decade.


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Former Legislator Looks Back 20 Years To The 1st Minn. Charter School

20 years ago, the first Charter School in the nation opened in St Paul, after the Minnesota legislature passed the first chartered school law.


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Charter Schools Facing Budget Cuts Due To Shutdown

ith the shutdown coming to an end and the budget moving into special session, many organizations, especially schools, are realizing there will be less money available from the state.



Rep. Kline Co-Sponsors Charter School Bill

The next step in a proposed overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law has been introduced in the U.S. House and it’s co-sponsored by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.


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Senate Approves Pay Freeze For Minnesota Schools

The Minnesota Senate has approved a two-year pay freeze for employees in Minnesota public and charter schools.


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ACLU Fights All-Male Charter School In Madison

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is objecting to a publicly-funded all-male charter school in Madison.


Ten Years For Charter School Swindler

Ten years in prison. That was the sentence imposed today on Joel Pourier, who admitted to embezzling more than 1 million dollars from a Minneapolis charter school.


Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 8/21/10

A jammed-packed show starts with a preview of the annual Minnesota tradition…the State Fair.  General Manager Jerry Hammer talks about what attractions, shows, and food to expect starting Thursday from the Fairgrounds in Saint Paul. […]


Charter School Head Admits Theft of $1.4 Million

The former director of a Minneapolis charter school pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $1 million from the school for American Indian children.