Gulen Charter Schools network expansion
Page created August 11, 2013; last updated August 25, 2013
Twelve new Gulen charter schools are opening in the fall of 2013. Except for the new one in South Carolina (the first in that state) all are spinoffs from existing schools or school chains. Eleven of the 12 were approved by state-level boards or alternative authorizers instead of local school boards. In contrast, Gulen charter school applications reviewed by local school boards in the latest cycle were nearly all rejected.
Three Gulen charter schools are closing in fall 2013. Truebright Science Academy in Pennsylvania may also close; the current status is unknown.
The following video clip showing Gulen charter school expansion in the US is 1 minute 20 seconds long.
Acknowledgments: The Gulen Charter School Timeline from the (highly recommended) Perimeter Primate/ Charter School Scandals websites was used in producing this video clip.