November 2013 Archives

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the federal government has the right to oversee Louisiana's private-school voucher assignments to ensure they do not harm desegregation plans, news reports say.

Much media attention is being paid to the impact of charter schools on local districts in Pennsylvania as the state senate works to change the charter school law.

Families are now able to apply to all district-run and most charter schools through a system that generates one single, best offer for each student.

Amid heated political rhetoric from Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana and the Justice Department head to federal court Friday over the state's private school voucher program.

A new report points to charter schools as part of the reason for a decline in faith-based private schools and calls for an expansion of voucher programs.

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report detailing weaknesses in the management and implementation of District of Columbia's voucher program.

Julie Mead, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, casts doubt on a recent study's conclusion that charter schools do not 'counsel out' students with special needs.

Georgia's DeKalb County school board rejected a petition that would have converted seven schools in the district into a charter school cluster.

Lawmakers in the Keystone State are debating a bill that would change the way charter schools there are funded.

A virtual charter school in Ohio must make changes to its special education identification procedures and website after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.

Voters in Denver and Douglas counties elected to support the direction of the districts there, which have implemented policies that support school choice.

The group of university professors, who come from a variety of academic disciplines, say it's a mistake for so many Catholic schools to embrace the common standards for English/language arts and mathematics.

Here is a look at a few of the 2013 elections where school choice has been a major factor in the campaigns.


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