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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September 14, 2017
September 13, 2017
Families for Excellent Schools has paid nearly a half million dollars to settle a campaign finance complaint with the state of Massachusetts.
August 15, 2017
Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.
August 07, 2017
After Texas adopted stricter rules for charter schools, student academic performance in the sector is climbing. These findings may add more fodder to the debate over whether government should play a bigger role in regulating and shutting down charter schools.
July 26, 2017
A report from the civil rights organization is the result of a nationwide "listening tour," which came in the wake of the NAACP calling for a moratorium on all new charter schools.
July 25, 2017
Earl Phalen, founder of a charter network that serves mostly low-income black and Latino students in Indianapolis and Detroit, says the NAACP's wholesale criticism of charter schools is out of touch with many low-income African-American families.
July 20, 2017
School choice advocates will be watching to see if the NAACP will change its hardening posture toward charter schools as its leaders gather on Saturday for the annual meeting of the civil rights organization.
July 19, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak to state lawmakers and industry leaders at the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting on Thursday. What will be her central message?
July 07, 2017
Some KIPP charter schools in Houston have been accused of telling parents that certain school fees were mandatory when they were not. Nationwide, examples of charter schools charging illegal fees have been few and far between.
June 13, 2017
In Betsy DeVos' warning to charter school advocates that they risk becoming the education establishment that they rebelled against, a broader philosophical debate in the charter movement is revealed.