October 2013 Archives

A real life example of the challenges of evaluating charter schools that serve alternative populations is playing out in Louisiana.

In Wisconsin, school choice advocates are facing criticism about the newly expanded voucher program as well as the academic performance of cyber charters in that state

Students such as English-language learners who make the most progress in charter schools are the least likely to apply, says a new report by MIT.

Twenty-three prospective charter operators have submitted letters of intent before their applications are due Nov. 22.

Measuring the progress of charters that serve alternative populations is challenging and ill-defined in most places, says a new report.

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work with lawmakers and charter authorizers to improve access to charter schools for students with disabilities.

Under New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, school choice has expanded and student achievement has risen, say the authors of a new paper.

The growth of charter schools could put fiscal stress on regular school districts, especially if they are in economically challenged areas, says a new report.

A new survey from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice found that most parents were very satisfied with Arizona's educational savings account program.

Charter school leaders and supporters in New York City marched across the Brooklyn Bridge today in order signal to Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner for the city's mayoral nomination, that he should support the city's charter sector.

An analysis by Education Next researchers found that Louisiana's voucher program actually improved racial integration there.

Charter advocates say the guidance will provide more equitable funding for new and greatly expanding charter schools.

The state's empowerment scholarship program, which allows certain students to receive public funds for a variety of educational services, has been ruled constitutional.


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