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charter school

noun
1.
an autonomous public school created by a contract between a sponsor, as a local school district or corporation, and an organizer, as a group of teachers or a community group, often with a curriculum or focus that is not traditional.
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Examples from the web for charter school
  • My kids were fortunate, they found themselves in an amazing charter school that fosters them creatively as well as intellectually.
  • He announced grant money for a new charter school and a fire house.
  • charter school says it's private, though it gets millions.
Contemporary definitions for charter school
noun

an independently run but tax-supported K-12 public school created with a different educational philosophy and curriculum than other schools in the area

Examples

Charter schools are often founded as magnet schools or for special educational needs.

Word Origin

1991-96

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Word Origin and History for charter school

older uses refer to schools in Ireland begun 1733 by the Charter Society to provide Protestant education to poor Catholic children. Modern use in U.S. began c.1988, as an alternative to state-run public education.

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