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- Future Impact of Vouchers, Unlike Charter Schools, Is Uncertain. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;05/17/2000, Vol. 332 Issue 30893, p6
Reports on the growing role of charter schools in the tax-exempt education bond market in the United States. Legal issues facing vouchers; Increase in the number of charter schools.
- Ambitious Texas Charter Spurs Growth With Unrated Bond Deal. Williamson, Richard // Bondbuyer.com;9/4/2015, p13
This article reports that in August 2015, International Leadership (IL) Texas, a charter school operator in Texas, issued 111 million dollars of unrated bonds to buy six campuses in three cities. Topics discussed include the decision of IL not to wait for the state's triple-A Permanent School...
- Moody's: Charters Still Risky, But Improving. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/11/2002, Vol. 340 Issue 31405, p4
Reports on the risk of debt issued for charter schools in the U.S. Improvement of the bond market for alternative public schools; Details on the rating of charter schools on the bond market; Use of a federal funds to guarantee debt issued to pay for charter schools.
- School Loans. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;9/2/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31710, p35
Reports on the plans of Westlake, Texas officials to raise loan of $200,000 for its charter school Westlake Academy for start-up operational costs. Failure of the city to draw bidders for sale of $12.4 million of certificates of participation in January 2002.
- Charter Schools Emerging As CRA-Qualified Niche. Thompson, Laura K. // American Banker;3/20/2001, Vol. 166 Issue 54, p1
Discusses the emergence of charter schools as qualified niches for Community Reinvestment Act loans in the United States. Increase in the number of banks, thrifts and credit unions financing charter schools' start-up costs; Expected increase of lending opportunities in the sector; Expectation...
- House members question charter school access to federal funds. Sack, Joetta L. // Education Week;09/24/97, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p24
Reports on the skepticism of US Congress members about the access rights of charter school directors to federal funding for at-risk and disabled children. US Representative Frank Riggs' concerns over the limited access of schools to federal programs; Reasons for the inability to directly...
- Texas Charter Schools' Poor Grades Draw State Scrutiny. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;09/26/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30983, p30
Reports that charter school movements in Texas has come under close scrutiny after state education officials found that many of the schools have suffered from poor financial management, and outright fraud. Bad publicity that some charter schools have received; Positive factors cited by Moody's...
- Charter Schools Need Tools to Compete, Senator Says. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;06/21/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31165, p7
Focuses on the needs of charter schools for finances to be competitive with public and private schools in the United States. Approval of a bill allowing federal funding charter school facility debts and loans; Need for ways to exempt bond deals for charter school facilities from taxation;...
- Charter schools: The smiling face of disinvestment. Molnar, Alex // Educational Leadership;Oct96, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p9
Looks into the adequacy of long-term financing for charter schools in the United States. Types of charter school advocates according to Tom Watkins, director of the Detroit Center for Charter Schools in Michigan; Background on the passage of charter school laws; Issues on competition among...