Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law being passed. Ember Reichgott Junge, the former Minnesota Democratic state senator who authored the charter legislation, shares her thoughts on the evolution of the movement.
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The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.
May 04, 2016
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.
May 02, 2016
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a poll showing parents' attitudes towards school choice and charter schools.
April 29, 2016
Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.
April 22, 2016
The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.
April 21, 2016
An annual report shows that even though academic performance in virtual schools is weaker than that of traditional brick-and-mortar schools, enrollment in the sector is growing.
April 15, 2016
While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.
April 12, 2016
The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.
April 08, 2016
The new law, passed after the previous law was struck down by the state's high court, is still unconstitutional because of oversight and funding issues, the union argues.