Closing poorly-performing schools or converting them into charter schools improved student performance under specific conditions, according to the Education Research Alliance at Tulane University.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ratified on Saturday a proposal put forward by its members calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.
Audits of student login and software-usage records at nine Ohio cyber charters found the schools could not justify the full-time attendance of thousands of students.
The Department of Education's Office of Inspector General found that the relationships between charter schools and charter management organizations in several states lacked controls designed to prevent fraud.
The decision was based on how the voucher-like program is financed, not on the program itself, which is unprecedented in its scope.
Eight states and 15 charter school networks are named the 2016 grant recipients of the federal Charter Schools Program.
Attendance and login records show that Ohio's Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow was paid for 9,000 students more than it should have been, according to a state audit.
Alabama lawmakers passed a charter school law last year, becoming the 43rd state to adopt one.
While Secretary John B. King Jr. believes some home schooling students are doing "incredibly well," he's concerned many are not getting all that they need.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Black Alliance for Educational Options organized a group of 160 black educators, advocates, lawmakers and religious leaders to sign a letter to the NAACP.