Q&A: The 'Parent-Trigger' Movement Turns Five, What's Next?

Parent-trigger advocates in California are expanding their strategies to broaden this young movement's influence, while others wonder if the idea has run its course.

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The Memphis Charter School Blues

A well-known charter school network pulls out of Memphis at the last minute, while measures creating voucher programs grow more popular with state legislatures. Those stories and more on this week's Charters & Choice News Roundup.

Tennessee Lawmakers Consider New Type of School Voucher Program

The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.

Study Examines How New Orleans Charter Schools React to Competition

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The Charter Club Gets a New Member

It's been a good week for charter advocates: a respected research group released positive findings regarding urban charter school performance, and Alabama passed a charter school law.

Alabama Governor Signs Measure to Allow Charter Schools

After years of failed efforts to pass legislation, Alabama joins 42 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing charter schools to operate.

Charter Schools Featured in Wide-Ranging Florida Education Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

Alabama Legislature Passes Charter School Bill

If the governor signs the bill, only seven states without charter laws will remain.

Urban Charter Schools Outperform District Peers, CREDO Study Says

The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.

School Voucher Proposals to Watch: Q&A With Advocate, Part 2

Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice's policy expert Leslie Hiner weighs in on what's cooking in state legislatures.

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