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March 27, 2019

Feds Spent Hundreds of Millions on Charters That Shut Down or Never Opened, Report Says

The Network for Public Education, which strongly opposes charter schools, also highlights years of problems in the U.S. Department of Education's charter school grant program that were identified in a series of Office of Inspector General reports.

March 18, 2019

Who Are the Students Attending Charter Schools With Low Graduation Rates?

More than half of the nearly 1,000 public high schools where fewer than 50 percent of students earn a diploma in four years are charters, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data. Here's a look at the demographics of those schools and how they compare to regular high schools with low grad rates.

March 07, 2019

Why the 'Alternative School' Label Drastically Affects How Grad Rates Look for Charters

In one quarter of charter high schools, fewer than half of students graduate on time, according to a recent analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center. Ed Week also found that there are big variations in the number of alternative schools that states report to the federal government.

November 14, 2018

Chicago Charter School Founder Retires Amid Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

Noble Charter Schools CEO and founder is leaving the network over a "pattern of inappropriate behavior" toward young women connected with the network.

November 06, 2018

Charter School Backers and Teachers' Unions Square Off In California's State Superintendent Race

A California election for an education post is smashing campaign spending records again, largely fueled by wealthy charter school boosters and teachers' unions.

October 25, 2018

Washington Supreme Court Upholds State's Embattled Charter Schools

The state's highest court ruled that Washington's charter school law is mostly constitutional, and that charter schools can continue to receive public money.

August 14, 2018

Most New Charter Schools Were Actually Approved by School Districts. That's Changing.

For the first time, school districts are no longer approving the majority of new charter schools, according to a new report, but it is not clear what is behind the decline.

July 10, 2018

13 Years Post-Katrina, New Orleans' Elected School Board Is Back in Control

The Orleans Parish School Board will oversee a wholly unique system of autonomous charter schools that has made significant gains since 2005, but still faces big challenges.

May 17, 2018

Fate of Washington's Charter School Law to Be Decided, Again, by State Supreme Court

For the second time in two years, Washington state's charter school law goes before the state's supreme court, and a ruling on the case could come at a politically precarious time for charter school advocates.

May 02, 2018

New Federal Data Detail the State of the States on Charter Schools

States vary in their approaches toward teacher certification, regulatory flexibility, and other issues.

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