An audit of a group of Oakland, Calif., charter schools finds evidence of "fraud or misappropriation of assets and other illegal activities," and a county school official says the findings will be referred to the local district attorney's office.

A judge in North Carolina has ruled that a virtual online school in North Carolina can go forward, despite the state board of education's objections. But the state, with the backing of dozens of school districts, is appealing.

Nina Rees, a former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration, will become the CEO of a national charter schools advocacy group.

About 610,000 students are on wait lists to attend charter schools, and 12 charters reported having backups of at least 2,000 students or more, an advocacy group says.

A Michigan proposal, which has cleared the state's Senate, would allow low-perfoming schools to be become "conversion schools," if they're in the bottom 5 percent of academic performance.

A new report examines the importance of finding the right match between teacher job candidates and schools -- and how some nonprofit charter operators do this successfully.

The past two years have produced a wave of state activity on charter schools, which include new laws eliminating caps on their growth, and tightening regulation of them.

Non-district authorized charter schools had a positive effect on the academic performance of nearby traditional public schools, according to a study of the Milwaukee school system.

A study examines whether school choice, through private school choice programs and charter schools, contributes to new school models, attracting entrepreneurs, and bringing about innovation.

Rocketship Education, Aspire, and KIPP are among the charter school operators that are either coming to Tennessee, or expanding their work there, through the state's Achievement SChool District, designed to turn around low-performing schools.


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