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Earlier this month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah

Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

An annual report shows that even though academic performance in virtual schools is weaker than that of traditional brick-and-mortar schools, enrollment in the sector is growing.

The poll by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University also found that New Orleans residents differed on the future of school governance in the city.

While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.

H.R. 4901, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act from Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, would reauthorize the D.C. voucher program for three years.

The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.

The new law, passed after the previous law was struck down by the state's high court, is still unconstitutional because of oversight and funding issues, the union argues.

The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.

Attending a charter school in Florida doesn't have much of an effect on test scores, but it does significantly increase a student's chances of getting through college and earning more money, according to a new study.

The Washington legislature passed a bill last month to resurrect the state's fledgling charter school sector six months after the Washington Supreme Court ruled the original law unconstitutional.

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.


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