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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.

April 12, 2018

New Mexico's Largest Cyber Charter School Loses Appeal to Stay Open

New Mexico Connections received two years of F grades on the state's accountability system and failed to live up its potential, the state's chief school official says.

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.

April 06, 2018

KIPP Alumni Are Thriving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Here's Why

Among the alumni of the country's largest charter school network, those who are now attending HBCUs report significantly higher feelings of belonging than their peers in other colleges. They are also more likely to seek out academic supports at their colleges.

March 21, 2018

In Cities With Lots of School Choice, Black Students Have Longer Commutes

That was one among a myriad of findings from an analysis by the Urban Institute of student travel patterns across cities that offer a lot of school choice.

March 13, 2018

In a Big Win for Charter School Advocates, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Charter Funding Is Constitutional

Charter advocates have been fighting back similar legal challenges in other states.

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.

February 22, 2018

KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Feinberg is denying the allegations that he sexually abused a student in the late 1990s. KIPP officials said investigators found the allegation to be credible.

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.

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