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October 10, 2018

Democrats Want Government Watchdog to Sniff Around Virtual Charter Schools

Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.

October 09, 2018

How States Have Changed Tax Codes to Mirror Federal Action on School Choice

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

Ed. Dept. Needs to Do a Better Job of Probing Charter Closures, Report Finds

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 Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

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

Puerto Rico's High Court Clears Way for Vouchers, Charter Schools

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

Setback for Vouchers, Charter Schools in Puerto Rican Court's Ruling

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

Advocates Debate Charter Schools' Performance, Diversity With Lawmakers

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.

June 05, 2018

New Leader of School Choice Caucus in Congress Hails From DeVos' Home State

Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., will take over as the chairman of the group in the next Congress starting in 2019, assuming he wins re-election this fall.

May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 15, 2018

Here's Who Might Fill Capitol Hill's Upcoming School Choice Void

With two Indiana lawmakers slated to leave the House at the end of this Congress, there will be something of a vacuum for champions of school choice in the House of Representatives.

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