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February 01, 2017

Charter School Booster and Billionaire, Eli Broad, Urges Senators to Drop DeVos

In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.

January 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos Answers Questions to Key Democratic Concerns on School Choice

Although the Senate education committee voted to approve Betsy DeVos' nomination as education secretary, she has faced many questions from Democrats on her support for school choice.

January 30, 2017

New Orleans' Remaining District Schools Move Closer to Charter Conversion

The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.

January 25, 2017

School Choice Week Offers Republicans Chance to Rally Support for DeVos

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.

January 18, 2017

DeVos Floats Online Education as Means to Provide Rural Students School Choice

One segment of the online education sector that has been backed by the DeVos, but has a troubled track record, is full-time online charter schools.

January 11, 2017

NAACP Stops in Memphis on National Tour to Talk Charter Schools

The civil rights organization rocked the charter school world last fall when it called for a moratorium on all new charters.

January 10, 2017

Louisiana Court: State-Approved Charter Schools Unconstitutionally Funded

Although charter laws have been passed in 43 states and the District of Columbia, how the schools are funded has turned out to be somewhat of an Achilles' heel in some states.

January 04, 2017

Why Michigan Doesn't Have School Vouchers and Probably Never Will

Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.

December 22, 2016

School Choice, Explained (Video)

Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.

December 19, 2016

Grandmother Turned Education Activist Battles NAACP Over Charter Schools

A Memphis mother and grandmother says the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charters would limit school choice for families who are most in need of better options.

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