How much funding, if any, charters receive from state and local sources varies widely from state to state.
Kerwin will become president of the Center for Education Reform on Nov. 1, taking over for the founder of the organization, Jeanne Allen.
Schoolzilla, a data platform for schools developed by the Aspire charter school network, is being launched as a private, for-profit company.
A survey of 1,700 African-American voters in four Southern states, released by a group that favors school choice, found that most want more educational options.
Lawmakers in North Carolina approved vouchers for students with special needs and will vote on a larger private school choice program Wednesday.
The ESEA bill would allow Title I funds to follow students to the school of their choice, including charter schools.
School choice will be part of the debate when the U.S. House of Representatives takes up its version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, possibly as early as this week.
A lawsuit in Washington state, scrutiny over the performance of charter schools and voucher programs, and a new charter association top the school choice headlines.
The Spring Branch school district in Texas just finished the first year of its collaboration with KIPP and Yes Prep, two charter organizations.
While charter schools have made progress over the past five years, there is still work to be done, said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.