24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Charter Schools Seek To Expand as D.C. Closes Traditional Campuses

Three experienced charter-school operators have applied for fast-track approval to run 10 campuses serving thousands of students in the District, D.C. Public Charter School Board officials said Monday.

The applications come as the city’s traditional public school system prepares to close 20 schools because of under-enrollment, which is likely to give the already fast-growing charter sector an opportunity to continue expanding.

Two operators are applying to open in fall 2014, said charter school spokeswoman Audrey Williams.

Source: Washington Post. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.