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August 19, 2016

Attending Texas Charter Schools Hurt Students' Future Wages, Study Finds

Attending a "no excuses" charter school raised students' test scores and four-year college enrollment, but had no significant effect on future earnings.

August 03, 2016

Illegal Admission Policies in California Charter Schools Detailed in ACLU Report

The ACLU of Southern California says admissions policies at about 20 percent of California charter schools violate state law.

August 02, 2016

Online Charter Schools: Fast Growth But Spotty Performance in Ohio

Full-time virtual charter school students in Ohio perform worse academically than their peers enrolled in traditional district schools, according to a study commissioned by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

July 27, 2016

DC Parents Picked Schools Based on Race, Distance, Study Finds

Among the findings: Middle school parents were willing to travel a half-mile farther to go to a school if 50 percent of students are the same race as their children. But they were willing to drive even farther to avoid having their children be in a small minority.

July 07, 2016

Ohio Vouchers Have Mixed Impact on Student Performance, Study Finds

The study found that school vouchers in Ohio were not particularly beneficial for the students who used them, but were modestly beneficial for the voucher-eligible students who opted not to use them.

June 16, 2016

Charter Advocacy Groups Want Higher Standards for Online-Only Schools

A new report outlines the challenges facing the online-only schools and offers recommendations to hold their authorizers accountable for student performance and financial decisions.

April 21, 2016

Virtual Charter Schools Perform Worse Than District Schools, Report Says

An annual report shows that even though academic performance in virtual schools is weaker than that of traditional brick-and-mortar schools, enrollment in the sector is growing.

April 06, 2016

Charter School Graduates More Likely to Stay in College, Earn Higher Salaries

Attending a charter school in Florida doesn't have much of an effect on test scores, but it does significantly increase a student's chances of getting through college and earning more money, according to a new study.

April 01, 2016

Lack of Parents Serving on Charter School Boards in Massachusetts, Report Says

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.

March 22, 2016

Shopping Around for Charter Authorizers Is a Growing Problem, Report Says

Authorizer shopping is when a charter school switches overseers to avoid getting shut down, and it's a problem that needs policymakers' attention, says a new report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

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