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A report from the Friedman Foundation takes a look at what happened when Roman Catholic schools in Washington, Miami, and Indianapolis converted to public charter schools.


School reform efforts, especially blended-learning charters like Rocketship Education, could negatively impact students in Wisconsin, a new paper argues.


The New American Foundation gathered a panel of experts to discuss building community in an era of school choice.


Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in an effort to negotiate higher wages.


The Muskegon Heights school district, which was taken over by an emergency manager and converted into an all-charter district, continues to struggle financially.


The laws require authorizers to reject charter renewals if they do not meet certain benchmarks.


Tennessee parents whose children attend failing schools won't get vouchers to send them to private school after the governor-penned bill can't muster enough political support.


Reversing a decision from last month, education officials in North Carolina now say that charter schools must disclose employees' salaries to the public.


In a long-running dispute, a federal judge has ordered Louisiana to provide annual data to the federal government on the students participating in the state's private school voucher program.


Charter advocates gathered today in Springfield to protest the introduction of ten bills that they say would restrict the startup and growth of charter schools in Illinois.


A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.


Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.


The cost of transporting charter school students is about 44 percent higher than regular school students in Ohio, found an investigation by the Akron Beacon Journal


The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.


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