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December 28, 2012

Tumultuous Year in School Choice Signals Changes Ahead in K-12

In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.

November 20, 2012

Washington Ballot Measure Defies the Traditional Map

A Washington state ballot item that paves the way for charter schools drew support from traditionally conservative, rural parts of the state.

October 08, 2012

Wash. Ballot Item No 'Trigger,' Backers Say

A Washington state ballot item does not contain a "parent-trigger" provision -- at least not in the way similar policies are worded in other states, a legislative analyst says.

October 04, 2012

Romney Plugs Vouchers, Briefly

During the first 2012 presidential debate, Mitt Romney gave only a brief mention of his plan to allow parents to use federal special education and Title 1 dollars for private school vouchers, and President Obama doesn't talk about his opposition to it.

October 02, 2012

Georgia Department of Ed: We're Neutral on Referendum

Georgia's Department of Education places a banner on its website making it clear that the agency has no official position on a controversial charter schools referendum.

September 28, 2012

Ga. Schools Chief Adjusts After Complaint About Political Activity

Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge agreed to remove a press statement voicing opposition to a charter schools referendum, after consulting with the state Attorney General's Office.

September 26, 2012

Complaint Calls on Ga. Schools Chief to Avoid Politics

An Atlanta attorney says Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge has used his office inappropriately to lobby against a charter schools referendum.

September 19, 2012

Charter Group Making (Bipartisan) Hires

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group, has added former officials from the George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations to its staff.

September 10, 2012

Shift in Democrats' Platform on Private School Choice

The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.

August 31, 2012

Jeb Bush Sells School Choice at GOP Convention

Jeb Bush talks about Florida's experience with school choice at the GOP convention.

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