March 2012 Archives

A bill would require California's charters to provide at least one free or reduced-price lunch to needy students, as traditional public schools do.

Legislation would bar Tennessee charter schools from hiring foreign workers on temporary visas for more than 3.5 percent of their total staff.

A new paper argues in favor of "fiscal federalism," which would direct the federal government to promote school choice but scale back many of its other functions.

Providing new and experienced teachers with coaching is a key feature of the most effective charter school management organizations, but they take very different approaches to that work.

Georgia voters in November will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to give the state authority to approve charters over the objections of local school boards.

Michelle Rhee says her organization, StudentsFirst, will advocate for relatively limited private school voucher programs, which target low-income students in struggling schools, not more expansive "universal vouchers."

An author argues that public schools' finances don't have to suffer with school choice, because they can drive down costs to coincide with the loss of students.

California could greatly improve the performance of struggling charter schools, and do so relatively quickly, if it held them to higher standards, a report finds.

Welcome to our new "Charters and Choice" blog, which will focus on the politics and policy surrounding vouchers, charters and related topics in education.


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