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A judge has granted a temporary restraining order against the 27-campus network of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.


After The New York Times revealed a 'Got to Go' list for misbehaving students at a school that is part of the Success Academy charter chain, founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz is again defending her network's strict policies.


Students in cyber charters make dramatically less academic progress than their counterparts in regular schools, according to a sweeping new series of reports.


The Facebook CEO and his wife, a pediatrician and former teacher, are launching a private school that will also help connect families with medical care.


What role authorizers play in making sure schools have fair enrollment practices was the topic of lively discussion at a national conference for authorizers in Denver this week.


The D.C. voucher program is a favorite of House Speaker John A. Boehner, and he's intent on making sure his name stays with the program even after he leaves Congress.


The Public Employee Relations Board granted a teachers' union request for injunctive relief against a charter chain that has opposed its unionization bid.


The charter school sector hasn't done enough to try new approaches, meaning many charters look similar to one another and to regular district schools.


The National Association of Charter School Authorizers' conference focuses not so much on charter schools, but the groups that have the power to approve new schools and shut down failing ones.


A proposed bill would Washington D.C.'s sole authorizer more power to dig into the finances of charter school operators.


Governor Baker's bill would round out a three-pronged push by advocates, which also includes a ballot initiative and a lawsuit, to raise the statewide limit on charter schools.


Charter school critics and advocates alike have been calling for a rewrite of Ohio's charter law.


The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program isn't up for renewal this year, but the departing House Speaker seems to want to make doubly sure it stays on the books.


Under Arne Duncan, the Department of Education has helped support and expand charter schools through grant programs including the Investing in Innovation Fund and the Charter Schools Program.


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