December 2013 Archives

A $15 million donation by philanthropists Marilyn and Jim Simons will provide the cornerstone of a $45 million campaign to expand and support the East Harlem Tutorial Program.


The new year could bring changes to the charter school landscape in both New York City and Philadelphia, while controversy surrounds a Chicago charter approval.


We take a look back on the biggest charter school- and school choice-related news stories from 2013.


The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the education commissioner was justified in denying Quest Academy a charter.


The Walton Family Foundation announced a $6 million investment to double the number of students participating in private school choice.


The program does not properly evaluate the academic performance of participating private schools and has over- and underpaid participating schools, the audit found.


A judge has ruled that most of the charter school law in Washington state is constitutional, striking down one provision of the law, according to the state's attorney general.


A new lawsuit claims that the newly established voucher program in North Carolina violates the state's constitution.


Almost 80 percent of students in New Orleans now attend charters, according to the latest tally from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.


In his 2014 legislative agenda, Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence unveiled a plan to support charters with facilities and teacher subsidies, and create pre-K vouchers.


Charter school operators competing for federal grants are getting a first look at what the U.S. Department of Education would like to see in this year's applications.


The number of for-profit operators of charter schools continues to grow, though they are far outnumbered by nonprofit managers, a report finds.


Foes of the 2012 state law allowing charters say it runs afoul of the state constitution, but its defenders say it's a key piece of the state's education policy shift.


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