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February 09, 2018

Charter Schools May Come to Puerto Rico, But Don't Expect Another New Orleans

Puerto Rico is looking to charter schools and school vouchers to help rebuild and improve its education system post-Hurricane Maria. But is it really on track to implement a New Orleans-style overhaul of its schools?

February 05, 2018

Can Converting to Charter Status Save Struggling Catholic Schools?

After Tennessee lawmakers abandoned a push to create school vouchers, several struggling Memphis Catholic schools hope to remain open by converting into charter schools.

January 30, 2018

Growth of Charter Schools Is Slowing Down. Here's What's Behind the Trend

Soaring real estate prices, teacher shortages, and bruising political battles are likely contributing to the slow down in charter school growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, which researchers say is a microcosm of what's taking place across the country.

January 24, 2018

Too Big to Fail? Why Large Cyber Charter Schools Rarely Get Shut Down

Closing a school that enrolls over 10,000 students from across the state presents officials with a unique set of problems.

January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week: Annual Public Relations Campaign Kicks Off

The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.

January 19, 2018

Want to Become an Education 'Reformer'? There Are Online Courses for That

A number of free, online courses are offered to help local advocates and lawmakers get steeped in education policy and related issues with the goal of more effectively pushing for changes to public schools, such as expanding choice or stricter accountability for teachers.

January 11, 2018

How DeVos, Trump, and Midterm Elections May Affect New School Choice Laws

Midterm elections—not necessarily U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump—are likely to have the most impact on efforts to expand school choice in the states in 2018, advocates say.

December 21, 2017

F-Rated Cyber Charter Loses Renewal Bid, But That Doesn't Mean It Will Close

In New Mexico, a new report finds widespread academic and financial problems among the state's three cyber charter schools, issues that closely mirror the niche schooling sector in other states.

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.

December 14, 2017

Cyber Charters Continue to Struggle: A State-by-State Look at Reports of Trouble

Explore local reports on cyber charters by state in this interactive map.

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