The U.S. Department of Education plans to award millions of dollars in grants to 20 nonprofit charter management organizations that primarily serve low-income students.
The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.
Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a poll showing parents' attitudes towards school choice and charter schools.
Earlier this month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.
The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.
An annual report shows that even though academic performance in virtual schools is weaker than that of traditional brick-and-mortar schools, enrollment in the sector is growing.
The poll by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University also found that New Orleans residents differed on the future of school governance in the city.