The initiative comes at a time when unions are anticipating steep membership and funding losses as a result of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The mostly non-unionized charter school sector could be an area for expansion.
After being fired from KIPP over allegations of sexual misconduct, the network's co-founder Michael Feinberg is launching a new organization called the Texas School Venture Fund that will help set up new schools in the state.
The Orleans Parish School Board will oversee a wholly unique system of autonomous charter schools that has made significant gains since 2005, but still faces big challenges.
In the bruising arena of school choice and electoral politics, teachers' unions have long been the primary opposition to efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers at the ballot box.
The Broad Prize was launched by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The winner was announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, the largest gathering of charter advocates and leaders in the country.
A federal study of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income students found that two years into the voucher program students perform significantly worse in math than their peers.
For the second time in two years, Washington state's charter school law goes before the state's supreme court, and a ruling on the case could come at a politically precarious time for charter school advocates.
States vary in their approaches toward teacher certification, regulatory flexibility, and other issues.
New Mexico Connections received two years of F grades on the state's accountability system and failed to live up its potential, the state's chief school official says.
Inspired by walkouts in West Virginia and Oklahoma, teachers in California's largest online charter school were preparing to strike if their new union could not reach an agreement with their school's management.