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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.

October 11, 2018

KIPP Partners With Bard College on Dual Enrollment

One of KIPP's New Orleans' campuses is partnering with Bard College to offer its upperclassmen a chance to earn an associates degree while in high school. Given KIPP's national footprint, the model has the potential for large expansion.

October 09, 2018

A Look Inside Puerto Rico's First Charter School

Charter schools were not legal in Puerto Rico until a sweeping education reform law was enacted earlier this year in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, as the first charter opens on the island, and two more are slated to do so next school year, some educators are warning against privatization.

September 17, 2018

Is There a Growing Political Backlash to For-Profit Charter Schools?

Ohio's Democratic candidate for governor calls for a ban on for-profit companies running charter schools, while a new law in California does just that.

August 21, 2018

Is 'Voucher' a Bad Word? What the Public Thinks About School Choice

In the era of Betsy DeVos, public opinion may have soured on the word voucher, but not the idea, a new poll finds.

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 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.

July 24, 2018

Fired KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg to Help Start New Schools

After being fired from KIPP over allegations of sexual misconduct, the network's co-founder Michael Feinberg is launching a new organization called the Texas School Venture Fund that will help set up new schools in the state.

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