Author: Roger Brainerd

National Charter School Week – May 3-9

National Charter School Week is May 3-9

Posted in What's New in Maine!

Maine Virtual Academy Awarded Charter

Maine Virtual Academy’s charter was approved unanimously at the Maine Charter Commission’s meeting on February 3.  This new online public school is Maine’s seventh charter school and second virtual school.  Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA) will open for students in grades 7

Posted in What's New in Maine!

Alabama passes charter school law

Alabama became the 43rd state to pass enabling charter school legislation on March 19. Congratulations!

Posted in What's New Nationally

John B. King confirmed by US Senate as new Secretary of Education

On March 14, the US Senate confirmed John B. King as the new Secretary of Education.  Dr. King – an inductee into the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame – is a strong proponent and leader for high-performing charter schools.  To learn more, see the

Posted in Coming Events