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March 22, 2019

Why, and Where, Charter School Teachers Unionize

With charter school strikes and unionization drives in the news, a new report looks at why, when, and where charter organization efforts happen.

February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

July 30, 2018

Principals' Union to Go After New Members in Charter Schools Post-Janus

The initiative comes at a time when unions are anticipating steep membership and funding losses as a result of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The mostly non-unionized charter school sector could be an area for expansion.

June 28, 2018

How the Janus Decision Could Fuel the Growth of Charter Schools and Vouchers

In the bruising arena of school choice and electoral politics, teachers' unions have long been the primary opposition to efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers at the ballot box.

April 11, 2018

After Threatened Walkout, Teachers Win Contract at Online Charter School

Inspired by walkouts in West Virginia and Oklahoma, teachers in California's largest online charter school were preparing to strike if their new union could not reach an agreement with their school's management.

March 05, 2018

Teachers' Unions Are Making Gains in Charter School Networks. What's Behind the Trend?

But whatever trends in charter school unionization we're seeing now could be completely scrambled by the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decisions in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

December 19, 2017

Washington's Embattled Charter School Law Heads to State Supreme Court Again

It's been quite the political odyssey for Washington's charter school law which first passed by voter referendum in 2012. Here's why this case matters beyond the state.

May 24, 2017

Los Angeles Offers Playbook for Charter School Expansion Efforts Nationally

In this Q&A, the head of the country's largest charter advocacy group discusses what the recent Los Angeles school board elections mean for charter schools locally and nationally.

May 17, 2017

Charter Advocates Win Majority on Los Angeles School Board

A new majority of pro-charter members will now oversee the nation's second largest school district, long a battleground in the larger fight over the expansion of charter schools.

May 16, 2017

Charter-Union Showdown in Los Angeles: Massive Spending on School Board Race

The outcome of the election that has attracted a windfall of outside spending will determine whether the Los Angeles school board tilts for or against more charters in the nation's second largest district.

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