November 2012 Archives

Challenges to the state's sweeping new voucher program are playing out in state and federal courts.


The National Association of Charter School Authorizers sets a goal of getting 1 million more children into 3,000 high-performing schools, and shutting down bad ones, over the next five years.


An analysis by Stanford University researchers shows charter schools outperforming traditional public schools in New Jersey, though urban charters fared better than their rural counterparts.


Backers of charter schools are asking Congress to re-establish a tax credit they say has been critical in helping some of the independent schools secure funding for facilities.


Oklahoma's Supreme Court has turned away a legal challenge to a state voucher program for students with disabilities.


An analysis of schools in New York state finds that charters serve comparable numbers of students with disabilities as most traditional public schools.


A Washington state ballot item that paves the way for charter schools drew support from traditionally conservative, rural parts of the state.


A task force in Tennessee recommends that if the state creates a new voucher program, the eligibility be limited to students from poor families.


A pair of incumbents on the Adelanto, Calif., school board, which is at the center of a "parent trigger" battle, are on the verge of losing their seats.


The Los Angeles Unified School Board has rejected a measure that would have put a temporary moratorium on charter schools, a proposal driven in part by a board member's concerns about charters' record serving special needs students.


The charter schools director for the Las Vegas district says officials there have welcomed recent charter enrollment growth.


Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus is joining a lawsuit alleging that a voter-approved amendment to expand avenues for charter school approval was misrepresented on the ballot.


A Florida judge has overturned a $155 million award to a former charter school principal who said she was unjustly fired in 2006.


A jury has awarded a former charter school principal $155 million in damages related to being dismissed from her job, but the decision is being challenged.


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