The author of California parent-trigger law's author criticizes Los Angeles Unified School District for refusing to accept parent petitions mandating changes at poorly performing schools this year.

Mounting common-core criticism in North Carolina is mentioned by some parents as a factor in choosing to home school their children, one advocate says.

The magazine has a first-person account of a family whose sons set their own educational agendas.

Study of test scores from students receiving tax-credit scholarships in Florida to attend private schools shows little change in their learning gains from previous years.

11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers face possible suspension for poor oversight.

Authorizing has been a growing focus of charter school policy lately, and that fact is of particular significance to another trend: multistate charter school networks such as the San Jose, Calif.-based Rocketship.

The former District of Columbia schools chancellor will serve on the board of St. Hope Public Schools, a charter organization founded by her husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

With a newly awarded grant from the Newark Charter School Fund, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work to better address the needs of students with disabilities in Newark charter schools.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools alleges that since 2008 the District of Columbia has shortchanged its charter schools by about $770 million.

In an interview, Todd Ziebarth, the senior vice president of state advocacy for the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, identifies some of the key issues facing charter schools around the country in the months ahead.


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