August 2013 Archives

The money will go toward expanding the network of high-performing charter schools.

Sixty-six percent of families receiving funds through Arizona's education savings accounts put the money toward private school tuition, a study by the Friedman Foundation has found.

The federal government is seeking to prevent future vouchers from being awarded in Louisiana districts under desegregation orders.

Charter school teacher salaries in DC, a push to create charters in Kentucky, an audit of a Pa. charter school, and a critique of a charter school study topped headlines on the independent public school sector this week.

While nearly 70 percent of those surveyed back charter schools, the same number are against allowing public dollars to flow to private schools.

Over the past five years, 12 new charter schools have opened on Native American reservations, says a new analysis.

More than a third of charter schools in 2010-11 left blank fields where ELL enrollment data should have gone, a GAO report says.

A pair of op-eds in USA Today debates the benefits and drawbacks to parent trigger laws.

The Alabama Policy Institute is arguing against a rule that would make private school students ineligible for the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

Charter school students in the state gain an additional two months of learning in reading and three months in math, a new study concludes.

A curriculum primarily built by two charter school operators, Summit Public Schools and High Tech High, is being shared through an open, online platform.

Thirteen states have expanded or created voucher programs this year, says an article posted by the Pew Charitable Trust on Stateline

In response to increased competition from charter schools, many districts have pursued partnerships with them, says an Education Next article.

As the school year begins, educators around the country will be watching these schools closely to evaluate the impact of parent-trigger laws.


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