May 2014 Archives

A new policy brief outlines potential pitfalls for start up, personalized learning programs.

The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.

Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., is introducing a bill that aims to increase school-choice programs for military and special needs children.

A state judge in Alabama strikes down a school-choice law that provides tax-credit scholarships for students at failing public schools to switch to higher-performing public or private schools.

A New Jersey state lawmaker wants to rework the state's charter school approval process.

Charters & Choice has a new blogger.

Twenty-five congressional districts have more than 15,000 students enrolled in public charters, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

Since 2012, the Broad Foundation has honored charter school systems in urban areas that are making big gains in student achievement.

The "Dear Colleague" letter included specific guidance related to admissions, students with disabilities, English-language learners, and discipline.

Minority communities are unfairly targeted for school closures, according to complaints filed this week with the U.S. Department of Education's civil rights office and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Among other proposals, the state auditor is calling for the creation of an independent, statewide board to oversee charters.

The first annual Washington State Charter Schools Association Conference wrapped up with conversations about collaboration and governance.

Educators have gathered in Seattle to discuss how to create high-quality charter schools in Washington state, which approved such schools for the first time in 2012.

An examination of charter schools in 15 charter markets has exposed nearly $100 million in losses due to fraud, waste, and abuse, according to a new advocacy group report.

The number of students waiting to get into charter schools continues to grow, an advocacy group says, but a research group begs to differ.

Florida lawmakers have approved expanded eligibility for the state's tax-credit scholarship program, while Arizona's superintendent unveiled a plan regarding aid to certain private-school students.

A new report says that charters are inequitably funded when compared to their traditional public school counterparts. One researcher argues, though, that the story may be more complicated.


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