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The money will go to support the national growth of former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's organization.

Here's a round-up of this week's news on school choice legislation and developments around the country.

A review of research on charter school performance research over the past four years found mostly positive results from an analysis of 14 regional and national studies.

A group of about twenty individuals in Michigan are secretly working to create a low-cost, voucher-like school model for K-12 students in the state, a newspaper reports.

A study by a school choice advocacy organization found that such programs improve academic outcomes for students and reduce costs for taxpayers.

Students in charter schools receive about $4,000 less in per-pupil funding than students in regular public schools, an analysis finds.

Michael Feinberg, a co-founder of the KIPP network of charter schools, spoke about closing the achievement gap at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit.

The Georgia Charter School Association is operating the only teacher certification program specifically for charter school educators.

While the growth of charter schools and the decline of private school enrollment are correlated, more research is needed to determine the enrollment drop's causation.

Education expert Deborah Meier and former KIPP leader Elliott Witney will be discussing their different strategies of education reform on the Bridging Differences blog.

The bill will allow a state authorizing board to approve up to 15 charter schools each fiscal year, but no students are allowed to cross district lines to enroll.

More than 140,000 Pakistani students in the Punjab region are using vouchers to pay for their education, according to Sir Michael Barber's new book.

Lawmakers in Idaho have passed a bill that will provide facilities funding for charter schools in the state.


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