New York Gov. Cuomo Resurrects Tax-Credit Scholarships

Parents in New York who send their children to private or out-of-district schools would receive tax credits under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Failing Schools Eligible for Charter and Private Takeover Under Wisconsin Plan

The Republican-backed bill heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.


Broad Foundation Announces Finalists for 2015 Charter Schools Prize

The award honors high-performing charter management organizations that serve low-income students of color.


Union-Backed Court Challenges to School Choice Hit Snags in Florida, Louisiana

Teachers' unions and their allies face numerous hurdles in contesting evolving school choice laws.


Bills Allowing Home-School Students in District Sports Advance in Ala., Texas

Both pieces of legislation require home schoolers to meet certain academic requirements before trying out for district school sports teams.


Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.


Denver, New Orleans Offer Lessons on Streamlining Enrollment Between Sectors

Common enrollment systems offer a single form and deadline for families to apply to almost all schools within a city, including regular district schools, charters, magnets, and in some cases voucher programs at private schools.


Charters & Choice News Roundup: Tracking Truancy in Virtual Schools

This week's roundup has a technology theme with stories about a virtual charter school in Ohio and a small chain of Bay Area private schools that are harnessing technology in innovative ways.


Walton Foundation's Market-Based Ed. Initiatives Miss Mark, Report Says

Although the foundation's education initiatives have benefited individual families, those improvements aren't translating into systemwide change, according to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.


Urban Charter School Wait Lists Swell Nationally, Report Says

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, New York City had the largest number of students with their names on wait lists at at 163,000.


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