The Center on Reinventing Public Education finds that many parents, especially those with less education or special needs children, face barriers that limit their ability to choose schools, even in cities with large school choice programs.

ICYMI: Here's a summary of the big topics and events from the National Charter Schools Conference which wrapped up Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Default closure laws are a growing trend, and although they increase accountability among charter schools, there can be downsides.

New program from the University of Pennsylvania aims to teach business people and educators how to start and run schools based on entrepreneurial principles.

The annual award, announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas, honors charter systems making big academic gains and narrowing achievement gaps in urban areas.

Fourteen charter schools from across the country, all of which maintain socially, culturally, and socioeconomically varied student populations, recently announced the creation of the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools.

Stakeholders from Philadelphia and Chicago share best practices on engaging communities where traditional, neighborhood schools are being shuttered while the charter sector expands.

Over 4,000 charter school professionals have gathered here for the industry's largest yearly meeting, the 14th Annual National Charter Schools Conference hosted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The Detroit Free Press and education expert Jeffery Henig highlight the big differences in state charter school policies and cultures.

Plans for the first charter school to open in Cheatham County, Tenn., were shot down by the local school board.


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