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May 11, 2017

Indiana Virtual Charter School Escapes the Ax Again, Despite Poor Academic Record

Online charter schools, which struggle nationally both with academic performance and student participation, are rarely shut down by the state regulators charged with overseeing them.

May 04, 2017

Lawsuit Challenges Religious College's Authorization of Indiana Charter School

A non-profit coalition that advocates for public schools is suing to void the charter of the Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter that was authorized by an evangelical Christian college.

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.

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.

April 05, 2017

DeVos' Charter Visit: a Sports-Focused School Backed by Pitbull

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a major supporter of school choice, will visit a Miami charter school this week, one of her first stops at a charter since joining the Trump administration.

March 15, 2017

Why Aren't More Charter Schools Opening?

The number of new charter school openings has dropped dramatically in recent years, perhaps because of a notable decline in the numbers of applications to open new charters. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers is pledging to find out why.

December 07, 2016

Betsy DeVos Helped Create Michigan's Charter Sector. Here's How It's Doing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has played a significant role in shaping Michigan's charter school sector.

September 26, 2016

Alabama's First Charter School Gets Green Light to Open

Alabama lawmakers passed a charter school law last year, becoming the 43rd state to adopt one.

August 25, 2016

Pa. Charter Schools to Get Special Division in the State's Ed. Department

The state's new division for charter schools will help oversee the reauthorization process, and provide charter schools with fiscal and academic oversight.

August 22, 2016

Comedian John Oliver Blasts Poor Oversight of Charter Schools

Oliver dug into some of the most cringe-worthy cases of fraud and academic failure in charter schools across the country on his program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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