From Caps to Closures: Six Growing Charter School Policy Trends

Charter school authorizing, caps, and closures are among a group of policy trends highlighted in a report on charter laws by the Education Commission of the States.


Rocketship Pulls Back Throttle on Multistate Expansion

The San Jose, Calif.-based charter management organization is rethinking its rapid-growth strategy, tabling plans to open schools in Texas as well as talks to open shop in Indianapolis and New Orleans.


Ohio Charter School Chain Under Investigation

Ohio's board of education is investigating a state charter school network of 19 schools.


Fla. Teachers' Union Challenges State's New Tax-Credit Scholarship Law

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.


D.C. Considers Halt on Pre-K Suspensions in Charter, Traditional Schools

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.


Michelle Rhee's Ed Reform Group Powers Down Five State Affiliates

StudentsFirst, the education reform and advocacy group founded by the former District of Columbia schools chancellor, confirmed that it's ending the work of paid staff in Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, and Minnesota.


Why Atlanta Public Schools Is Recruiting Talent From Major Charter Network

David Jernigan's hiring is part of a broader plan to promote collaboration between the district and its local charter sector.


Demand Grows for Private School Vouchers in Louisiana

Despite recent legal challenges, Louisiana's school voucher program is growing.


What Voucher Advocates Can Learn From the Charter School Movement

Even though voucher programs and charter schools started at roughly the same time, the charter sector has grown much faster. A new report outlines the best practices the private school choice movement should take from the charter school sector.


Abundance of School Choice Doesn't Guarantee Access, Quality

The Center on Reinventing Public Education finds that many parents, especially those with less education or special needs children, face barriers that limit their ability to choose schools, even in cities with large school choice programs.


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