A new effort by the conservative Koch brothers' philanthropic network seeks to expand its K-12 work by promoting new models of education and helping teachers. But it faces political challenges.
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January 29, 2019
January 03, 2019
The Heritage Foundation says current federal programs supporting things like after-school centers don't work and their funding should be redirected for education savings accounts.
October 31, 2018
In a Heritage Foundation speech, Frank Brogan said the federal government would make Every Student Succeeds Act accountability a top priority.
October 10, 2018
Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.
October 09, 2018
The new federal tax code includes a change to federally backed college savings plans that has some revenue implications for states that have their own plans.
October 01, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education hasn't done a great job of keeping tabs on states that have closed charter schools, according to an Inspector General's report.
September 09, 2018
If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?
August 10, 2018
The teachers' union in Puerto Rico argued that the new school choice programs supported by Puerto Rico's education department violate the U.S. territory's Constitution.
July 09, 2018
A judge's ruling in Puerto Rico limits the scope of who can operate new schools similar to charters, in a decision that would limit the ability of operators from the U.S. mainland to open the independent schools on the island.
June 13, 2018
Witnesses discussed charters' academic performance, whether they contribute to segregation in education, and whether they've been held properly accountable at a June 13 House education committee hearing.