December 2016 Archives

Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.


A Memphis mother and grandmother says the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charters would limit school choice for families who are most in need of better options.


K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.


NAACP President Cornell William Brooks talks to Education Week about why the civil rights organization is pushing ahead with its campaign to slow the expansion of charter schools.


While all parents are generally satisfied with their childrens' schools, those whose kids attend private schools are the most pleased, according to new analyses from the journal Education Next.


New Orleans may become the first city in the country to be made up entirely of charter schools.


With charter-friendly Republicans now in firm control of both chambers of the legislature, Kentucky could become the 44th state to pass a charter law.


Betsy DeVos, who Donald Trump has picked to lead the U.S. Department Education, has a long and controversial record of advocating for school choice nationally, but especially in her home state of Michigan.


Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has played a significant role in shaping Michigan's charter school sector.


Low grades and high student withdrawal rates from North Carolina's two virtual charter schools prompt a state board of education member to warn that state officials need "to be on our toes."


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