Charter schools would take a nearly 10 percent cut in the House appropriations bill, a sign that disdain for charter schools has grown as a political force among Democrats.
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May 07, 2019
April 08, 2019
The proposal for a system of tax credits to bolster educational choice is the latest pitch from the president and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to move the needle on their favorite K-12 policy.
March 07, 2019
Jim Blew, an assistant secretary under Betsy DeVos, said he doesn't expect the legislation creating the scholarships to pass "next month." But he's hoping it will gather bipartisan support.
March 07, 2019
Senators Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott want more options for children in families connected to the military, but a similar proposal failed to advance last year.
February 21, 2019
The island's teachers' union says decisions about changing traditional public schools to charters are being made in the dark, but the education secretary says that's a misinterpretation of the process.
January 29, 2019
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.
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.