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August 08, 2017

Massive Expansion of Arizona School Choice Program Could be Blocked

A group that aims to halt a the expansion says it has collected enough signatures for a petition to stop the new law from taking effect.

August 07, 2017

Texas Charter School Performance Is on the Rise, CREDO Study Finds

After Texas adopted stricter rules for charter schools, student academic performance in the sector is climbing. These findings may add more fodder to the debate over whether government should play a bigger role in regulating and shutting down charter schools.

July 19, 2017

3 Things to Watch for in DeVos' Speech to ALEC

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak to state lawmakers and industry leaders at the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting on Thursday. What will be her central message?

July 14, 2017

School Vouchers Don't Exist in Texas. Republican Opposition Is the Reason.

Private school choice supporters continue to hit a wall of opposition made up by not only by Democrats, but also members of their own party. In particular, Republicans from rural areas.

July 13, 2017

As Trump and DeVos Push for Private School Choice, Opponents Highlight Vouchers' Racist Past

School vouchers were used during the Jim Crow era to perpetuate segregation post Brown v. Board of Education, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.

June 13, 2017

The Broader Philosophical Debate Behind DeVos' Warning to Charter Advocates

In Betsy DeVos' warning to charter school advocates that they risk becoming the education establishment that they rebelled against, a broader philosophical debate in the charter movement is revealed.

June 08, 2017

DeVos, Philanthropist Heavyweights to Speak at Charter Schools Conference

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and the Walton Foundation's education director, Marc Sternberg, will address the annual gathering in Washington.

May 14, 2017

Most Americans Don't Know Much About School Choice. But Many Like It.

A new poll finds most people know little about charter schools and private-school vouchers, despite the high-profile attention school choice has received under President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

May 03, 2017

Trump Talks Up D.C. Vouchers Amid Questions About Their Academic Benefits

At an event promoting school choice at the White House, Trump praised the Opportunity Scholarship Program for improving children's lives and for its high graduation rate.

April 26, 2017

Ohio Gives Up Federal Charter Grant Funding for Poorly Rated Sponsors

The state is facing criticism for its charter oversight, including by former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich who is on a state speaking tour about charter schools.

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