Charter Schools

Bittersweet Celebration for New Charter Schools

While mourning the defeat of a bill that would have further expanded school choice in Maine, fans of expanded options welcome two new charter schools


PROSPECT, Maine — While Gov. Paul LePage's school choice legislation was stopped at the committee level in March, the four proponents of school choice who gathered at Fort Knox State Park on Tuesday said the fight isn't over. …

Despite the school choice bill's unknown future, attendees at Fort Knox were celebrating a victory for school choice as two public charter schools — Maine Academy of Natural Sciences in Hinckley and the Cornville Regional Charter School — cleared their final state hurdle on Tuesday and are now set to open in the fall.