January 2018 Archives

Soaring real estate prices, teacher shortages, and bruising political battles are likely contributing to the slow down in charter school growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, which researchers say is a microcosm of what's taking place across the country.


Closing a school that enrolls over 10,000 students from across the state presents officials with a unique set of problems.


The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.


A number of free, online courses are offered to help local advocates and lawmakers get steeped in education policy and related issues with the goal of more effectively pushing for changes to public schools, such as expanding choice or stricter accountability for teachers.


Most states take a very hands-off approach to regulating home schooling, and some advocates worry that makes it attractive to neglectful and abusive parents.


Midterm elections—not necessarily U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump—are likely to have the most impact on efforts to expand school choice in the states in 2018, advocates say.


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