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Without any specifics, President Trump urged federal lawmakers to enact school choice legislation that would benefit "disadvantaged youth, including millions of African-American and Latino children."


A King County, Wash., judge ruled that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Washington state's charter-school law didn't demonstrate that charter schools are unconstitutional.


With legislative sessions now underway in many states, there's not much action so far around virtual charter schools—either in pushes to expand them or efforts to regulate them more.


In her first public address as a confirmed member of President Donald Trump's administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose to speak to members of the Magnet School Association of America.


Although Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary highlighted the debates over school vouchers and charter schools, it's in statehouses where most school choice education policy is made.


The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that charter schools in the District of Columbia are suspending and expelling students at significantly higher rates than the national average.


Billionaire school choice advocate Betsy DeVos squeaked across the finish line to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.


The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools estimates there are 3.1 million students enrolled in nearly 7,000 charter schools nationally.


In written responses to a key Democratic senator, the nominee for education secretary used those figures to argue that full-time online charter schools are a valuable option for families.


In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.


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