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November 21, 2017

Online Charter Schools in North Carolina Petition to Go From Pilot to Permanent

The state's two virtual charter schools have earned poor marks from the state's accountability system in the few years they've been operating.

October 25, 2017

The Only National Black School Choice Advocacy Group Is Folding

The Black Alliance for Educational Options has been advocating for school choice for low-income and working class African-American families for nearly 20 years.

October 20, 2017

Bill Gates Plans to Invest in Charter Schools' Big Weak Spot: Special Education

This Gate's newest investment is particularly relevant because the charter school sector has long struggled with serving students with disabilities.

October 12, 2017

Charter Schools in New York Can Now Certify Their Own Teachers

This is potentially the first time a charter school authorizer anywhere in the country has allowed the schools it oversees to certify their own teachers, and the move is drawing criticism from some of New York's top education officials.

October 11, 2017

This Charter School Network Is Grading Its Parents Too

One of the largest charter school networks has begun scoring its parents on how well they support their children in school, taking the idea of parent accountability to a new level.

October 04, 2017

Charter Networks Show Big Gains Over Other New York City Schools

A new study from Stanford University compares charter management organizations, independent charter schools, and traditional district schools.

October 02, 2017

Why Have Homeschooling Numbers Flattened Out After a Decade of Growth?

A number of factors could be at play, from the growth of charter schools and private school vouchers, to economic pressures that made it impossible for families to keep one parent at home educating their children.

September 29, 2017

In a Rare Move for the Sector, Indiana's First Online Charter School to Close

Hoosier Academies Virtual's board voted this week not to re-up the school's charter contrac, because it didn't believe the school could make a successful case for renewal.

September 28, 2017

Millions in Federal Grants Awarded to Expand Charter Schools

This is the first round of Charter School Program grants handed out under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and new rules from the Every Student Succeeds Act.

September 14, 2017

To Create More Diverse Charter Schools, Walton Foundation Kicks In $2 Million

The foundation will be distributing the money via grants to people launching new schools aimed at recruiting and serving students from a wider mix of socioeconomic backgrounds.

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