Charter school advocates are calling the bill "historic."
Online charter schools, which struggle nationally both with academic performance and student participation, are rarely shut down by the state regulators charged with overseeing them.
Charter schools receive an average of 29 percent less in funding than traditional public schools, a new study from the University of Arkansas shows.
A non-profit coalition that advocates for public schools is suing to void the charter of the Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter that was authorized by an evangelical Christian college.
At an event promoting school choice at the White House, Trump praised the Opportunity Scholarship Program for improving children's lives and for its high graduation rate.
In its bipartisan budget deal, Congress inserted language that will prohibit the use of the most-rigorous scientific research methods for new evaluations of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program.
The $250,000 prize is given out by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to reward charter management groups for strong academic outcomes.
A group of parents has been engaged in a long-running battle to use California's "parent-trigger" law to convert a low-performing Anaheim elementary school into a charter school.
Critics of the federally funded voucher program quickly pounced on the study's findings to throw cold water on the Trump administration's push to expand private school voucher programs.
The state is facing criticism for its charter oversight, including by former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich who is on a state speaking tour about charter schools.