Obama, Bush Applaud New Orleans Schools Ahead of Katrina Anniversary

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."


ACLU Announces Lawsuit Challenging Nevada's New School Choice Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says it's filing a lawsuit challenging the state's new school voucher-like program also known as education savings accounts.


Milwaukee Private, Charter Schools to Benefit From New Law on Empty Buildings

Historically, the Milwaukee schools have been reluctant to sell vacant facilities, especially to potential competitors that could siphon off its students - and state funding. But new legislation is forcing the district's hand.


New Orleans Education 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina in Photos

Education Week's special series on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina examines how drastically public schools have changed in the city.


Poll: Support for School Choice Remains Strong, But Slides

Education Next and the Harvard Kennedy School found a majority of Americans surveyed support charter schools and school voucher-like programs.


So Nevada Passed a Historic School Choice Law. What's Next?

The law allows all public school parents to use state funds to pay for private school tuition and other education-related expenses. How will the state implement it?


New Database Aims to Lower Number of Florida Charter School Closures

The National Alliance for Public School Authorizers has created the Charter Operator Tracker for Florida authorizers, which are primarily school districts.


U.S. Charter School Network BASIS Is Opening a Private School in China

The charter school network BASIS will open a private school in Shenzhen, China, in what the organization hopes will lead to further international expansion.


California Labor Board Files Complaint in Charter School Unionizing Fight

A Los Angeles charter school network tried blocking teacher unionizing efforts, says California's Public Employment Relations Board.


New Orleans Test Scores Have 'Shot Up' 10 Years After Katrina, Report Says

Charter schools have driven up student performance in New Orleans in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, according to the Education Research Alliance.


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