Category Archives: Charter Facilities

Tennis Great Andre Agassi Shares Strategies for Scaling Charter Schools at ASU/GSV – Market Brief

Andre Agassi, who was once the number one tennis player in the world, has helped build 70 charter schools in the past four years, educating 33,000 students. And that’s just the beginning, he told hundreds of attendees at the 2017 ASU/GSV Summit here Thursday.

“We have $1 billion more to spend,” he said.

Source: Tennis Great Andre Agassi Shares Strategies for Scaling Charter Schools at ASU/GSV – Market Brief

Attacks on Charter School Operators Continue, This Time With a Focus on Real Estate

This article, which reads more like fake news than an actual piece of investigative  of journalism, should be a wake-up call to all who support charters and choice.  Opponents of charters will stop at nothing in their campaigns to slander and malign charter schools.

As the Trump administration plans to redirect taxpayer billions to privatize K-12 education, a scholarly article by some of the nation’s leading investigators of charter school rip-offs has highlighted how their business model is prone to fiscal self-dealing.

Source: How Charter School Operators Enrich Themselves In Real Estate

Charter school change legislation advances, despite efforts by Democrats to protect status quo

MONTGOMERY — Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said legislation she is sponsoring will clarify and make requested changes to the state’s charter school law.

Source: Charter school change legislation advances | State Capital | decaturdaily.com

PA’s House democrats takes aim at ‘conflict of interest’ in charter school leases, which is a phony issue

USCharterSchools: Folks, whenever a Democrat files legislation or attempts to “reform” existing law by citing concerns about “conflicts of interest”, accountability, efficiencies or other lofty justifications, it’s typically just another veiled attack on charter schools and charter autonomy.

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Texas should see charter schools as success, not experiment

The sign planted on a sprawling lot in North Austin is hopeful: “Future Home of NYOS Charter School,” it says in big, black block letters.NYOS, which stands for Not Your Ordinary School, bought the vacant 10-acre lot adjacent to its main campus on North Lamar Boulevard nearly a year ago. While the grass is cut and the property well-maintained, there is no sign of construction — even though the school has outgrown two campuses.

Source: Phillips: Texas should see charter schools as success, not experiment

Charter schools transform classrooms into flexible learning environments | EdSource

Steve and Susan Chamberlin, who have lived in Richmond for two decades, have no children of their own and have amassed their wealth as a real estate developer and architect, respectively. In 2006, they created the Chamberlin Family Foundation. Since then, they have invested more than $8 million in local education and community organizations, in addition to the $33 million spent to build the cluster of new charter schools.

https://edsource.org/2017/charter-schools-transform-classrooms-into-flexible-learning-environments/579751