July 2016 Archives

Two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Nevada's sweeping new school choice law are scheduled to be heard back-to-back by the state's supreme court Friday.

Among the findings: Middle school parents were willing to travel a half-mile farther to go to a school if 50 percent of students are the same race as their children. But they were willing to drive even farther to avoid having their children be in a small minority.

Education wasn't necessarily a prominent topic at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, but when it was mentioned, the focus was on school choice.

Turkey's president is blaming a longtime political foe with alleged ties to dozens of charter schools across the U.S. for a failed military coup.

The state's budget sets aside $2.5 million to help private schools meet state mandates.

The Mississippi lawsuit echoes another one successfully argued in Washington State, when its supreme court struck essentially down the state's charter law last September.

The 15,000-student Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow warned it may be forced to close if its funding is adjusted to reflect actual student login times.

K12 Inc. reached a settlement agreement with California's state attorney general, who alleged the company misled parents about the academic record of charter schools it manages.

The study found that school vouchers in Ohio were not particularly beneficial for the students who used them, but were modestly beneficial for the voucher-eligible students who opted not to use them.

Get a rundown on major choice bills that have passed or sputtered so far this year.


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