January 2013 Archives

State testing requirements on private-school voucher programs were not a major disincentive for schools to take part in those programs, a new report found.

Charter schools' initial performance, whether good or bad, is a strong predictor of whether they succeed over time, a new, far-reaching study finds.

The fourth annual National Alliance for Public Charter School's ranks Minnesota's charter school law as the strongest in the country.

The week-long event will feature independently-organized events across the country, a whistle-stop train tour, and a performance from the Jonas Brothers.

A school-funding trial in Texas has given voucher advocates a platform to argue that that strategy could save public schools money.

The Mississippi Senate passed a charter school bill last week that would greatly expand charters there.

John E. Chubb's appointment as the next president of the National Association of Independent Schools is sparking some backlash from private school educators.

Parents at the 24th Street Elementary School in LAUSD presented a 'parent trigger' petition to district officials yesterday.

The Center for Education Reform has released its 14th annual charter school law rankings and scorecard.

More than 6,000 charter schools serve 2.3 million students across the U.S., according to new data released by the national charter schools organization.

Charter school students in Michigan, and in Detroit in particular, are outpacing their traditional public school peers, according to a new study by a Stanford University research center.

A New York Times op-ed suggests revamping Catholic schools' funding and personnel systems to breathe new life into the network of private schools.

The Adelanto School Board voted to uphold the charter recommendation of the Desert Trails Parent Union in Calif., while in Conn., parents are pursuing an elementary school turnaround.

In the last three school years, charter schools in Washington have expelled 676 students, compared to only 24 students expelled by DCPS.

The two states are merging their charter school associations to create the Northeast Charter Schools Network.

A small, project-based charter school in Kansas which integrates agricultural concepts into curricula is raising money to expand in order to accommodate more students.


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