Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke to the National Urban League, where he touched briefly on school choice topics, including charter schools and vouchers.

Charter school authorizing, caps, and closures are among a group of policy trends highlighted in a report on charter laws by the Education Commission of the States.

The San Jose, Calif.-based charter management organization is rethinking its rapid-growth strategy, tabling plans to open schools in Texas as well as talks to open shop in Indianapolis and New Orleans.

Ohio's board of education is investigating a state charter school network of 19 schools.

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

StudentsFirst, the education reform and advocacy group founded by the former District of Columbia schools chancellor, confirmed that it's ending the work of paid staff in Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, and Minnesota.

David Jernigan's hiring is part of a broader plan to promote collaboration between the district and its local charter sector.

Despite recent legal challenges, Louisiana's school voucher program is growing.

Even though voucher programs and charter schools started at roughly the same time, the charter sector has grown much faster. A new report outlines the best practices the private school choice movement should take from the charter school sector.


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