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Vouchers saved Indiana's public schools $5 million, says the department of education. And in Wisconsin, Republicans push for a voucher expansion.

Students in Louisiana's voucher program performed worse on state tests than students statewide.

Chester E. Finn Jr. argues that smaller private and parochial schools must change their pricing and delivery structures to remain viable.

Boston-area charter school students outperform their regular public school peers on state tests, are more likely to take AP tests, and are more likely to go to four-year colleges.

A recent audit found that the state's education department did not properly monitor charter school performance to determine whether those schools should remain open.

Lawmakers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and other states are considering legislation to expand school choice.

A Louisiana Supreme Court ruling that the funding mechanism for a state voucher program is unconstitutional is forcing the legislature to look for new funding approaches.

Many charter schools in the state are not complying with the state's right-to-know law, which requires state-related agencies to disclose certain information to the public.

The number of students on waiting lists for charter schools in Texas changes depending on how and when the surveys are conducted.

The report explores growth and innovation in the charter sector.

A new Indiana law allows students in F-rated school districts to apply for vouchers without requiring those students to spend a year in public school systems.

Funding from the per-pupil allocation of students in Louisiana may not be used for the state's voucher program, says the state's Supreme Court.

Ashton spoke about charter schools in New Jersey, what challenges charter schools face, and how to strengthen the relationship between charter and regular public schools.

A letter from the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that schools participating in voucher programs cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.

A new report argues that states with charter school authorizers operating independently of state and local education agencies create the most conducive environment for charters.

Two struggling Michigan districts with enormous deficits have been shut down and reopened under the management of for-profit charter school companies.


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