The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation says it is launching a new effort to offer legal counsel to advice to charter school employees who don't want to join a teachers' union.

Carl W. Shye, a former treasurer at a group of charter schools, is accused of embezzling more than $472,000 by federal officials, who cooperated with Ohio state officials in an investigation.

Missouri state lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow for charter schools to expand between St. Louis and Kansas City and establish new standards for their performance.

Fethullah Gulen, a cleric from Turkey, has founded more than 130 charter schools in the United States, as 60 Minutes reports. He believes education is a way to improve the lives of children in Islamic countries, and he places an emphasis on tolerance and inter-faith tolerance.

A study conducted by UCLA researchers finds that students at a collection of schools operated by the charter operator Green Dot saw their test scores, persistence in school, and course-taking improve.

Charter school authorizers will still have the ability to shut down low-performing charter schools, despite the flexibility provided in waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance released this week.

A Louisiana state representative has responded to the governor's support of tax rebates for vouchers with a similar proposal for public schools, but her proposal faces an uphill climb to implementation.

A piece of legislation in South Carolina would offer tax deductions to families to cover the costs of private tuition, and would grant tax credits for contributions made to nonprofits that offer private school scholarships.

A high-performing school system outside Baton Rouge says it will not accept students through the state's new, highly-publicized choice scholarship program.

A survey commissioned by a pro-voucher organization finds that a majority of mothers favor private school choice, but that many would still prefer to send their children to traditional public schools.


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