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December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

November 21, 2014

NOLA Charter Schools Sticking With Recovery School District

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.

October 15, 2014

Huge Disparity in Per-Pupil Spending in Washington-Area Schools, Report Shows

On the low end, Prince George's County in Maryland spent $10,408 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, while the District of Columbia's public charter schools spent $18,150 per pupil, according to an analysis of spending data by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

September 11, 2014

New York City Schools Will Provide Space for Four Charter Schools

After a very public spat that dragged on through much of the winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to provide space for four charter schools in district-run schools. Under the law, the district can either provide the space for charter schools or pay for the charter schools to use private space.

August 06, 2014

Achievement Improves in New Orleans Schools, Challenges Remain, Says Report

A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.

August 05, 2014

Michelle Rhee to Chair Her Husband's Sacramento Charter Group

The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.

December 11, 2013

Charters and District-Run Schools in D.C. Issue Joint 'Equity' Report

A first-ever report provides comparable academic and nonacademic data on every regular public school and charter school in the District of Columbia.

June 11, 2013

Charter Discipline Policies Protested in Chicago

Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.

May 15, 2013

Broad Foundation Names Three Finalists for Charter Schools Prize

Achievement First, KIPP Foundation, and Uncommon Schools are the three contenders to be awarded the Broad Foundation's top charter network prize in July.

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