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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.

July 10, 2018

13 Years Post-Katrina, New Orleans' Elected School Board Is Back in Control

The Orleans Parish School Board will oversee a wholly unique system of autonomous charter schools that has made significant gains since 2005, but still faces big challenges.

June 28, 2018

How the Janus Decision Could Fuel the Growth of Charter Schools and Vouchers

In the bruising arena of school choice and electoral politics, teachers' unions have long been the primary opposition to efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers at the ballot box.

June 18, 2018

Denver Charter School Network Wins Broad Prize for Closing Achievement Gaps

The Broad Prize was launched by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The winner was announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, the largest gathering of charter advocates and leaders in the country.

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.

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