Getty Images/Jeff J Mitchell The state said Thursday it is moving forward with evaluations of how well charter school sponsors follow current educational rules and laws. The announcement by the Ohio Department of Education comes after Republican lawmakers moved to delay the evaluation process last month. Some portions of the charter-school community have opposed the […]

Credit: GETTY A church promoting school choice is enlisting the help of a gospel heavy-hitter to empower parents to take control of their children’s education. Bishop Marvin Sapp is headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma in support of education improvement efforts in the city. Metropolitan Baptist Church and Tulsa C.A.R.E. Alliance are bringing in the big-name gospel […]

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Roland Martin and News One Now explore the New Orleans education system.

A lawsuit alleging discrimination is being called “not true” by executives managing a Cleveland charter school. Mary Addi is a former employee at the school from 2006 until 2009 and claims in a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court that she faced discrimination and retaliation while employed at Horizon Science Academy Denison Middle […]

  photo courtesy Chris Clark Gospel artist and pastor Marvin Sapp is expecting 4,000 people from the community to attend a back-to-school rally Saturday, Aug. 23, on the Burton Street campus on his charter school. “It’s important we invest back in the city the way so many that came before invested in us,” said Sapp, […]

  Pastor and gospel singer Marvin Sapp’s Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology charter school is partnering with Amway and the nonprofit KaBOOM! to build a playground at the school. The school, located at 600 Burton Ave. SE, currently serves more than 400 students in preschool through ninth grade but will add a grade each […]

  A Grand Rapids charter school founded by gospel singer Marvin Sapp announced Monday that next school year it will offer classes in grades pre-K to 5, a move administrators say is aimed at meeting demand for the school’s arts and technology driven instructional approach. Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology, which opened […]

  A Grand Rapids charter school has received approval to expand to offer classes for younger students. The Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology will begin offering school for students from Pre-K to 5th grades in the 2013-14 school year. The school just opened in September of 2012 with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and […]

Gospel recording artist and Pastor, Marvin Sapp says he was determined to make a dream of his late wife, MaLinda Sapp, come true: creating a school that linked academic education with performing and fine arts. It’s a dream he shared with her, and now the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology (GREAAT) charter […]

A Cleveland company gave an enormous gift Monday to a Cleveland school, one that has been doing things “differently” since it was established a few years ago. Cliffs Natural Resources, formerly known as Cleveland Cliffs, made the subtantial investment in Village Prep, an inner-city school with 180 kindergartners and first graders. “This is the most […]