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January 27, 2015

Minnesota Tops List of State Charter Laws in Annual Ranking

This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.

December 17, 2014

Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says

In response to a major study showing poor performance among Ohio charter schools, a national education-consulting group is proposing several policy changes for the state.

December 03, 2014

Survey Highlights Hurdles Parents Face in Making School Choices

Responses from 4,000 public school parents in eight cities reveal a variety of challenges in navigating increasingly complex school choice systems.

November 06, 2014

Arizona Charter School Performance Varies Widely, Study Says

Charter school quality varies widely in Arizona, and on average is no better than regular public schools according to a new study. But comparing averages hides some important nuances.

November 06, 2014

Personalized Learning May Boost Achievement, Charter Study Says

Charter schools using personalized learning boosted students' math and reading achievement more than schools using traditional educational techniques with students, a new study found.

October 24, 2014

N.Y.C. Charter With Highly Paid Teachers Boosted Student Achievement, Study Says

A Manhattan charter school that pays its teachers annual salaries of $125,000 and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.

October 01, 2014

D.C. and Louisiana Are 'Healthiest' Charter Systems in New Rankings

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' new report looks at the levels of growth, quality and innovation in charter schools state by state.

September 17, 2014

Charter School Laws Due for a Tune-Up, Report Says

State charter laws are overdue for tune-ups to address authorizer standards and transparency and access issues, says a new report out from Brown University's Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

August 20, 2014

Poll: Many Americans Don't Understand Charter Schools But Favor Them Anyway

Over 60 percent of respondents said they favored charter schools even though many of them did not know basic facts about how charters work.

July 31, 2014

Grant Given to Boost Services for Students With Disabilities in Newark Charters

With a newly awarded grant from the Newark Charter School Fund, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work to better address the needs of students with disabilities in Newark charter schools.

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