The plan includes ideas that past Republican presidential contenders and members of Congress have pitched, and even dovetails in some respects with President Barack Obama's K-12 playbook.
The Walton Family Foundation has helped drive significant shifts in how major donors invest in education, explains Teachers College professor Jeffrey Henig in a Q&A with Charters & Choice.
A preliminary injunction blocks implementation of the state's new education savings account program until a final decision is made on its constitutionality.
A second bill proposed by Washington lawmakers would change the source of funding for charter schools.
The Walton Family Foundation says it plans to spend $1 billion over the next five years to support new charter schools and bolster current programs, according to the Associated Press.
A pair of state senators have proposed a bill to fix Washington's charter school law after it was struck down by the state's supreme court.
The 4-year-old investigation looked at whether Milwaukee's voucher program discriminated against students with disabilities.
Advocates say the changes to the Charter Schools Program signal that federal policymakers want to support the growth of charter schools around the country.
Reauthorization of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR) was not included in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week.
Washington State charter school advocates are strategizing ways to keep schools open after the state's supreme court ruled them unconstitutional in September.