The program, proposed by the Governor, grants tax-credits to businesses for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use toward private school tuition.

The Charters & Choice weekly news roundup aims to serve up a mix of news you can use, stories to mull over, and other nuggets you may have missed on the social media hamster wheel.

Seventeen years ago, some predicted that such charter schools would take off. Did they? I put the question to a policy expert at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The policy brief from Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy examines general education vouchers in Indiana, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

Parent-trigger advocates in California are expanding their strategies to broaden this young movement's influence, while others wonder if the idea has run its course.

A well-known charter school network pulls out of Memphis at the last minute, while measures creating voucher programs grow more popular with state legislatures. Those stories and more on this week's Charters & Choice News Roundup.

The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

It's been a good week for charter advocates: a respected research group released positive findings regarding urban charter school performance, and Alabama passed a charter school law.

After years of failed efforts to pass legislation, Alabama joins 42 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing charter schools to operate.


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