Lawmakers in the nation's largest state are debating policy changes that could expand charter schools and pave the way for a private school voucher program there.
The foundation has provided start-up funds for one in four charter schools around the country.
Charter advocates in New York City are headed to Albany today to protest changes to charter policy by new mayor Bill de Blasio.
Eight charter schools have been approved to open in Washington State by Spokane Public Schools and the Washington Charter Schools Commission.
Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.
Policymakers should avoid charter school caps, provide more flexibility, and ensure equitable access to funding to support rural charter schools, according to a new report.
New non-regulatory guidance for the U.S. Department of Education's Charter School Program permits charters to hold weighted lotteries for disadvantaged children.
The composition of the ten states with the strongest charter-school law didn't change much, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Tim Scott unveiled bills that would redirect federal education funds to follow students to the schools of their choice today.
State lawmakers should pass laws that differentiate the way charter schools are governed based on their academic and financial performance, says a new report.