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Jerry P. Becker

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New Charter Schools Law (Very Short Note)
Posted: Oct 29, 1998 8:21 PM
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NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS LAW

Last week the President signed into
law the "Charter School Expansion Act of 1998," which...

* requires the Department to give priority in awarding
grants to states in which the performance of every
charter school is reviewed at least once every 5 years to
ensure the school is fulfilling the terms of its charter
& students are meeting achievement requirements & goals.
* will reward states that have made progress in increasing
the number of high-quality, accountable charter schools.
* makes it clear that any charter school receiving funding
under this program must be measured by the same state
assessments as other public schools.
* provides new authority for successful charter schools to
serve as models, not just for other charter schools, but
for public schools generally. These schools will provide
advice, materials, & other information on various aspects
of their programs -- helping to start new public schools
& helping existing schools learn from their successes.

For more information, please see:
http://www.ed.gov/PressReleases/10-1998/wh-1022.html
For general information about charter schools, please see:
http://www.uscharterschools.org/

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Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)
E-mail: JBECKER@SIU.EDU





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