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Charter school scandals of the day

Charter schools are by design a griftogenic environment, so operators are at their most creative in figuring out ways to benefit themselves:

May 21, 2020
Central Pa. charter school official charged with stealing more than $60K in federal funds
Eliseo Rosario has a tentative deal to plead guilty.
Source: www.pennlive.com

May 14, 2020
NYC Public School Parents: Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy found guilty of violating NY State student privacy Law
The Chief Privacy Officer of the NY State Education Department issued a ruling on Tuesday May 12 that Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy had violated Education Law 2d, the state student privacy law...
Source: nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com

May 12, 2020
Denver charter that received $2.5 million grant to open high school gives up its plan
A Denver charter middle school that received a multimillion-dollar investment from a national school reform initiative won’t expand into high school after struggling with low test scores.
Source: co.chalkbeat.org

May 11, 2020
Cyber charter school has failed students
In a recent article in The Mercury, "Cyber charters offer help, but have no takers," the Agora CEO wonders why no districts have come to them to launch their online
Source: www.pottsmerc.com

May 9, 2020
State school board takes ‘final action’ related to AISU charter school’s financial obligations
Public charter school shuttered in June 2019 amid concerns about its financial viability
Source: www.deseret.com

May 7, 2020
Charter administrators received $51,000 in undocumented payments | East Idaho News
AMMON — The former head administrator and the former business manager at an Idaho Falls charter school received more than $51,000 in undocumented payments over an 11-month period, according to an Idaho Education News investigation. Amounts paid to the men do not appear in board agendas or minutes. Between May 2019 and January, White Pine […]
Source: www.eastidahonews.com

May 3, 2020
Livermore: Former charter school officials charged
Bill Batchelor, the former CEO of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation which ran two Livermore charter schools, has been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly misleading investors.
Source: www.mercurynews.com

May 2, 2020
Citizens Of The World Charter School: The Unwelcomed House Guest
Shirley Avenue Elementary is not the first community to fight off an invasion from this nationwide chain of publicly funded private schools.
Source: medium.com

April 30, 2020
Charter Schools Continue Seizing Enormous Sums of Public Funds During Pandemic | Dissident Voice
While private businesses like non-profit and for-profit charter schools have been seizing enormous sums of public money for decades, ((This does not include the
Source: dissidentvoice.org

March 9, 2020
Charter school company spends big on luxury travel | The Texas Monitor
Last October, the CEO and president of the largest charter school company in Texas took a trip to Houston. They didn’t travel the way most public-school employees would have. Instead, they traveled by private jet, their spouses and five children came along for the trip, and they got around Houston not by Uber or rent car, but in a chauffeured SUV.
Source: texasmonitor.org

March 8, 2020
One of Rhode Island’s first charter schools is closing - The Boston Globe
The Academy for Career Exploration, which has faced pressure from the state for years to improve student outcomes, has opted to close its doors at the end of the school year.
Source: www.bostonglobe.com

March 6, 2020
Budget turmoil at Philly’s 2nd-largest charter school; officials quiet about why
The Bridesburg school has a large deficit, a CEO on leave, and some sort of problem related to the identification of special education students.
Source: whyy.org

March 6, 2020
Harlem charter school principal arrested for assaulting 7-year-old boy
Jason Epting, 43, the principal of Harlem Hebrew Language Academy, left the boy gushing blood from his forehead and concussed during a January encounter Epting first tried to brush off as an accident, the boy’s horrified mother told the Daily News.
Source: www.nydailynews.com

March 6, 2020
Epic Charter Schools' for-profit management firm refuses to release documents to investigators, Oklahoma attorney general says | Education | tulsaworld.com
Two days after the Tulsa World published a yearlong investigation on Epic Charter Schools, the state auditor served Epic Youth Services with an administrative investigative subpoena seeking access to nearly
Source: www.tulsaworld.com

March 5, 2020
One of Rhode Island’s first charter schools is closing - The Boston Globe
The Academy for Career Exploration, which has faced pressure from the state for years to improve student outcomes, has opted to close its doors at the end of the school year.
Source: www.bostonglobe.com

March 2, 2020
Ethical questions raised around Cornerstone charter schools' real estate deals
While Clark Durant is pounding the pavement asking for donations to improve the educational outcomes at Cornerstone, his non-profit is simultaneously siphoning money away from the network of schools via rental agreements.
Source: www.wxyz.com

March 2, 2020
McCurdy Charter Students Forced to Clean Restrooms | News | riograndesun.com
Some parents and students at McCurdy Charter School are speaking out against students having to clean restrooms and other facilities at the School.
Source: www.riograndesun.com

February 25, 2020
Body camera video: 6-year-old girl cries, screams for help as Orlando police arrest her at school
The body camera footage of the arrest of a 6-year-old at an Orlando charter school, released to the Sentinel, shows the girl crying for help while officers and school employees stand by.
Source: www.orlandosentinel.com

February 25, 2020
Exclusive: DC charter school administrator facing sexual abuse charge, placed on leave
According to court documents, an assistant principal at Rocketship Rise Academy in Southeast D.C. has been charged with felony sexual abuse, yet according to sources, he was working inside the school until Monday.
Source: www.fox5dc.com

February 24, 2020
Charter school employee pleads guilty of scam | News | westvalleyview.com
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Harold Cadiz pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 14, to reporting false student enrollment at the Bradley Academy of Excellence in Goodyear, also known as Discovery Creemos
Source: www.westvalleyview.com

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Teach for America $ 9,061,850
Hiawatha Academies $ 6,397,658
Minnesota Comeback $ 5,224,769
Charter School Partners $ 4,871,464
KIPP Minnesota $ 4,174,894
MinnCAN $ 4,155,592
Harvest Preparatory Charter School $ 3,099,438
Great MN Schools $ 2,780,000
Educators 4 Excellence, Inc. $ 2,651,813
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. (PIE Network) $ 2,342,289
Students for Education Reform $ 2,025,000
Charlemagne Institute - nee Intellectual Takeout $ 1,467,000
Wildflower Foundation $ 1,410,000
Harvest Network of Schools $ 1,229,266
Montessori Training Center of Minnesota, Inc. $ 969,256
Ed Allies $ 721,500
Minnesota Wildflower Montessori School $ 450,000
Total: $ 53,031,789