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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.

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.

July 13, 2016

Mississippi Lawsuit Says Charter Schools Are Unconstitutionally Funded

The Mississippi lawsuit echoes another one successfully argued in Washington State, when its supreme court struck essentially down the state's charter law last September.

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.

May 06, 2016

La. Lawmakers OK Bill to Return New Orleans Charters to Local Oversight

Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.

March 24, 2016

Chicago District Sues Illinois State Charter School Commission

Chicago Public Schools has filed a lawsuit against the state's charter school commission over its decision to overturn the district's decision to close three charter schools.

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