Charters & Choice News Roundup: Home Schooling With the Kardashians?

On this week's roundup: why private schools opt out of voucher programs and a peak behind the scenes of KIPP's intensive principal training program.

Charter Schools in Two Ohio Cities Push to Unionize

Staff members from three Ohio charters are seeking to organize. If they succeed, they'll join a small group of unionized charter schools nationally.

New York's Governor Lays Out Big Plans for Expanding School Choice

Governor Cuomo proposed raising the cap on charter schools in New York City and creating education tax-credits for private school scholarships.

Why Private Schools Are Opting Out of Voucher Programs

Regulation and maintaining independence are the primary reasons private schools choose not to participate in voucher or tax-credit scholarship programs, according to a new report

Training, Supporting, and Holding Onto Principals: An EdWeek Report

Education Week's special report examines KIPP's intensive training for up-and-coming principals, as well other issues relevant to charter and private school leadership.

Will Louisiana Charter Schools Have to Start Providing Transportation?

The state's department of education says all new charter schools should have to provide transportation, with existing charters eventually having to bus students as well.

What's in a School Letter Grade? Perhaps Not So Much for NOLA Parents

Parent surveys tend to overstate the importance of academics in school choices among low-income, New Orleans families.

Alabama School Choice Advocates to Rally for Charter Legislation

Alabama is one of only eight states without a charter school law, although several school choice advocates think the state will be the next domino to fall.

Another California School is About to Take the Parent-Trigger Plunge

Parents will submit petitions to district officials Wednesday that would clear the way for them to transform their children's low-performing Anaheim school into a charter.

Weekly News Roundup: As Home Schooling Grows, Is it Wise to Deregulate?

Utah, Iowa, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania have lifted requirements for home schooling families, reports The New York Times

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