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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.

June 12, 2017

For-Profit Charter Schools Show Poor Academic Growth

Charter schools run by nonprofit groups outperform their for-profit counterparts, potentially adding fuel to a growing debate among advocates over the role of for-profits in the charter sector.

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

New Studies of Federal Vouchers Can't Use 'Gold Standard' Research

In its bipartisan budget deal, Congress inserted language that will prohibit the use of the most-rigorous scientific research methods for new evaluations of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program.

April 19, 2017

Are There Signs That a Proposed Charter School Will Falter? New Study Says Yes.

Researchers examined charter school applications in four states to determine risk factors for low test scores in the schools' first years of operation.

February 03, 2017

Charter School Enrollment Breaks 3 Million Mark, Says Advocacy Group

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools estimates there are 3.1 million students enrolled in nearly 7,000 charter schools nationally.

December 13, 2016

Private School Parents Most Satisfied With Their School Choice, Studies Find

While all parents are generally satisfied with their childrens' schools, those whose kids attend private schools are the most pleased, according to new analyses from the journal Education Next.

November 04, 2016

Why Most Parents Home School: Safety, Drugs, and Peer Pressure, Study Finds

The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics released a report with estimates on home schooler numbers and characteristics.

September 12, 2016

It Was an Eventful Summer for School Choice

From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.

August 23, 2016

Support for Charter Schools Stays Steady, But Drops for Vouchers, Poll Finds

Although charter schools are more popular among Republicans than Democrats, the reverse is true for school vouchers, according to a survey by Education Next.

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