Tennessee's state board of education has directed Nashville school officials to approve a new charter school, but local officials are vowing to fight that effort, saying they have concerns about the school's application.

Louisiana's Supreme Court refuses a request by teachers' unions and other school groups seeking to block the state's new private school voucher program from going forward.

A survey of school districts in Michigan shows that private contracting for services such as food service and transportation is on the rise among the state's school districts.

Georgia's elected state schools chief, Republican John Barge, has come out in opposition to a November ballot measure that would create a new, statewide authority to authorize charter schools.

Paul Ryan, who was recently named GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, supports increaing funding for the controverial private-school voucher program in the District of Columbia.

The Delhi Charter School will change a policy that barred pregnant students -- and potentially, even those suspected of being pregnant -- from taking classes on campus.

A Pennsylvania private school has reversed itself and said that a student who had been denied admission because he had HIV -- and other students with HIV -- will receive admission there.

A Louisiana school's policy requiring students suspected of being pregnant to take a test to determine if they are has come under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Aspire Public Schools, a California charter school operator, says it will make Schoolzilla, its tool for analyzing student performance, available for free to schools around the country.

Schools continue to experiment with extended learning time, an idea that has strong appeal in the charter school sector.


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