The federal government is awarding nearly $40 million to charter schools in 12 states with the aim of helping high-performing charter operators expand.
StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.
A number of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, with some of the most disadvantaged students using the program at lower rates than others, according to a report from the Institute of Education Sciences.
Only 16 percent of charter schools are in rural areas, and some question whether they benefit rural communities.
This week's news roundup features stories on a charter school rally in New York City, America's 50 most expensive private K-12 schools, and much more.
Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.
Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' new report looks at the levels of growth, quality and innovation in charter schools state by state.
A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune
A new report from a pro-school-choice group says school vouchers have saved states over $1 billion, but it's not clear where that money has gone.