Charter schools and their management companies won at least $925 million in federal coronavirus funding, data shows

Washington Post | by Valerie Strauss | July 27, 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, is a $660 billion business loan program established as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus legislation that Congress passed in the spring. PPP was aimed at helping certain small businesses, nonprofit organizations, sole proprietors and others stay in business […]

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‘This is hell’: Parents and kids hate online classes. Going back to school likely will include more of it.

By Erin Richards USA TODAY June 29, 2020 In his suburban New Jersey home-turned-classroom this spring, parent Don Seaman quickly found himself in the role of household vice principal. While his wife holed up in the bedroom to work each day, Seaman, a media and marketing professional, worked from the family room where he could […]

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Charter “school of hope” plans a third location in Hillsborough

Inner-ring suburbs from Thonotasassa to Mango are the new market for IDEA. Tampa Bay Times June 17, 2020 By Marlene Sokol TAMPA — IDEA, the Texas-based “school of hope” provider that is already on track to build four Hillsborough schools, now plans to add two more. The fast-growing organization is eyeing the East Hillsborough community […]

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