charter schools

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Division Over Charter School Expansion in Wisconsin

An Assembly committee Thursday held a public hearing on a bill that would expand independent charter schools statewide.
Credit althouse

Charters are public schools operated by private businesses or non-profits. They operate independently and have greater flexibility than traditional public schools.

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6:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Legislation Aimed at Easing Way for Charter School Expansion

Some lawmakers want to make it easier for independent charter schools to expand in Milwaukee

Some Wisconsin lawmakers want to make it easier for successful charter schools to replicate themselves.

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1:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Charter Schools' Impact On MPS' Bottom Line


Enrollment in MPS doesn’t just depend on how many students live in the district, but how many parents choose to send their kids to charter or voucher schools.

Milwaukee’s online Neighborhood News Service recently looked at how the number of schools chartered by MPS compares to the number of independent charter schools in the city. Reporter Edgar Mendez joins Lake Effect to share what he learned.

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