The Facebook CEO and his wife, a pediatrician and former teacher, are launching a private school that will also help connect families with medical care.
What role authorizers play in making sure schools have fair enrollment practices was the topic of lively discussion at a national conference for authorizers in Denver this week.
The D.C. voucher program is a favorite of House Speaker John A. Boehner, and he's intent on making sure his name stays with the program even after he leaves Congress.
The Public Employee Relations Board granted a teachers' union request for injunctive relief against a charter chain that has opposed its unionization bid.
The charter school sector hasn't done enough to try new approaches, meaning many charters look similar to one another and to regular district schools.
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers' conference focuses not so much on charter schools, but the groups that have the power to approve new schools and shut down failing ones.
A proposed bill would Washington D.C.'s sole authorizer more power to dig into the finances of charter school operators.
Governor Baker's bill would round out a three-pronged push by advocates, which also includes a ballot initiative and a lawsuit, to raise the statewide limit on charter schools.
Charter school critics and advocates alike have been calling for a rewrite of Ohio's charter law.
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program isn't up for renewal this year, but the departing House Speaker seems to want to make doubly sure it stays on the books.