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Timing of ARRA Funds
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
Charter Schools and Education in the News
A Cost Estimation Tool for Charter Schools
Finding Federal Funding for Charter Schools: A User's Guide for the National Resource Governance Federal Funding Catalog
A Revenue Planning Tool for Charter School
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund - 67 percent of funds have been distributed to states. It is anticipated that the remaining two-thirds of funding will be distributed on a rolling-basis, starting July 1, 2009.
IDEA Part B - 50 percent of funds were awarded to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) on April 1st, 2009; the second 50 percent will be awarded September 30, 2009.
Title I - 50 percent of funds were awarded in March, 2009; the rest will be apportioned in Fall, 2009.
Education for Homeless Youth - 100 percent of funding was distributed to SEAs on April 10, 2009.
Child Care and Development Block Grants - 100 percent of funding was distributed to state agencies on April 9, 2009.
New Markets Tax Credit - The application deadline for a Community Development Entity trying to attain tax credit authority was April 8, 2009. Awards will be announced in October, 2009.
Charter Schools Program Grants to Non-State Educational Agencies for Planning, Program Design and Implementation and Dissemination - August 26, 2009 (deadline)
Impact Aid Program (ARRA funding) - October 1, 2009 (deadline)
Teacher Quality Partnerships Grant Program (ARRA funding) - October 6, 2009 (deadline)
A more comprehensive list of upcoming grant opportunities is available at Education Week. Also, we encourage you to visit our Federal Funding Catalog, which contains over 100 ongoing or potential federal funding opportunities.
2009 Charter School Indicators - Center on Educational Governance, University of Southern California (2009)
At Charter School, Higher Teacher Pay - New York Times (March, 2008)
A Teachable Moment - New York Times Magazine (August, 2008)
Charter Schools Face Financial Challenges - Washington Post (October, 2008)
Financial Oversight of Oregon's Charter Schools Remains Spotty - Oregonian (October, 2008)
Cost of Philadelphia Charter Schools: $105 million - Philadelphia Inquirer, (November, 2008)
Sacramento charter schools, $1 million behind in payments - The Sacramento Bee (November, 2008)
Georgia State Board of Education: Seven selected for New Commission - Atlanta Journal-Constitution (December, 2008)
Public Role, Private Gain: Board Chairman, a Banker, Took Actions That Stood to Benefit His Employers and Customers - Washington Post (December, 2008)
Credit Committee's Actions Benefitted Associates - Washington Post (December, 2008)
In One School Deal, Chairman Played Three Roles - Washington Post (December, 2008)
DC Prep's Founder Emphasizes Financing, Staff - Washington Post (December, 2008)
Charter Schools Make Gains on Tests: Headway by Poor Children Linked to Rigorous Methods, Ample Funds - Washington Post (December, 2008)
Explore D.C.'s Charter Schools - Washington Post (December, 2008)
Schools on the Block: But why are Charters Largely Shut out of the Bidding - Washington Post (January, 2009)
State Fails Children by Capping Charter Schools - Boston Herald (January, 2009)
Mississippi charter school law may get strengthened - Hattiesburg American (January, 2009)
Charter schools face tougher state rules - St. Paul Pioneer Press (January, 2009)
Charter Schools can help state solve dropout woes - Houston Chronicle (January, 2009)
Florida charter-school reform bill advances in Tallahassee - Orlando Sentinel (February, 2009)
N.J. charter schools ask lawmakers for additional state aid - The Star-Ledger (March, 2009)
Obama Outlines Plan for Education Overhaul - New York Times (March, 2009)
Cash-Strapped Charter Schools Struggle - Atlanta Journal Constitution (March, 2009)
A Flap Over Charter School Funding - Washington Post (April, 2009)
D.C. Weighing in on Charter School Facilities Issue - Washington Post (April, 2009)
Thriving in District, Charter Schools are Shunned in the Suburbs - Washington Post (April, 2009)
State wants new charter schools to serve low-income - The Providence Journal (April, 2009)
National Charter Schools Week Announcement - The White House, Office of the Press Secretary (May, 2009)
The Harlem Mircale - New York Times (May, 2009)
Next Test: Value of $125,000-a-Year Teachers - New York Times (June, 2009)
The Reigns get Tigher for Minnesota Charter Schools: New regulations aim to clean up sloppy operations at some specialty schools - The Star-Tribune (June, 2009)
Education Chief to Warn Charter School Advocates that Inferior Charter Schools Harm the Effort - New York Times (June, 2009)
Low-perporming charter schools in California could close under plan - Los Angeles Times (June, 2009)
Charters and all schools should be more accountable - The Daily News: Los Angeles (June, 2009)
Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States (Press Release) - Center for Research on Education Outcomes, Stanford University (June, 2009)
Charter Schools in Virginia: What will the next governor do to get more of them established? - Washington Post (July, 2009)
Lessons for Failing Schools - New York Times (July, 2009)
Study: Some Charter Schools Struggling Financially - Associated Press, Georgia (August, 2009)
Charters and Choice - Education Week (September 2009)
Public Charter School Dashboard 2009 - National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (June, 2009)
Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States - Center for Research on Educational Outcomes, Stanford University (June, 2009)
Checking in on Charter Schools, An Examination of Charter School Finances - Minnesota 2020 (August, 2009)
The 2009 NACSA Leadership Conference, October 19-21, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT
Florida Charter School Conference, November 16-18, 2009, Orlando, FL
California Charter Schools Conference, March 1-4, 2010, Sacramento, CA