A high-profile New York City charter school founder argues that state test data show that in areas of the city where there are lots of charters, academic performance in traditional district schools improved.

This week on the Charters & Choice news roundup, a 22-year-old gets permission to open a charter school, while The Wall Street Journal examines racism in private schools through documentaries.

A Detroit nonprofit group is calling for the creation of a single application process for the city's increasingly complex system of charter and regular public schools.

This school year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the country's first voucher initiatives: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

Advocates of the state's parent-trigger law are rallying support behind a group of Anaheim, Calif., parents seeking to convert its underperforming school into a charter.

The school choice pioneer often credited with creating one of the nation's first school voucher programs, Annette Polly Williams, died Nov. 9.

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.

Several California charter schools make parent volunteering a requirement for student enrollment, a practice that is against state law, according to a new report from Public Advocates.

A North Carolina charter school for students with disabilities is struggling with the costs of educating those students and may soon close.

An Arizona appeals court has ruled that the state's charter schools aren't owed the same amount of money that district schools receive.


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