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February 21, 2017

Charter Schools Are Legal, Washington State Judge Rules

A King County, Wash., judge ruled that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Washington state's charter-school law didn't demonstrate that charter schools are unconstitutional.

January 19, 2017

Nevada Governor Proposes Funding to Revive Sweeping School Choice Program

Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed $60 million in his state budget plan to reboot Nevada's education savings account program which has been in legal limbo.

January 18, 2017

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Private School Choice

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program is a voucher-like program that helps nearly 98,000 low-income students in Florida pay for tuition at private schools.

January 10, 2017

Louisiana Court: State-Approved Charter Schools Unconstitutionally Funded

Although charter laws have been passed in 43 states and the District of Columbia, how the schools are funded has turned out to be somewhat of an Achilles' heel in some states.

November 28, 2016

National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools describes its new Charter School Legal Defense Fund as a "watchdog and resource."

September 29, 2016

School Choice Program's Funding Source Unlawful, Nevada High Court Rules

The decision was based on how the voucher-like program is financed, not on the program itself, which is unprecedented in its scope.

September 12, 2016

It Was an Eventful Summer for School Choice

From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.

August 25, 2016

Group Behind Vergara Lawsuit Targets School Choice Limitations in Connecticut

The lawsuit argues the state's cap on charter schools, a moratorium on new magnet schools, and policies discouraging student transfers among school districts are all unconstitutional.

August 04, 2016

Washington's Much-Contested Charter Schools Face Another Legal Challenge

A group of parents backed by organizations that include the Washington Education Association is challenging the latest iteration of Washington state's charter law.

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