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April 07, 2016

Charter Advocacy Group, Parents Sue New York City Ed. Dept. Over School Violence

The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.

April 06, 2016

Charter School Graduates More Likely to Stay in College, Earn Higher Salaries

Attending a charter school in Florida doesn't have much of an effect on test scores, but it does significantly increase a student's chances of getting through college and earning more money, according to a new study.

April 01, 2016

Washington Charter School Bill to Become Law Without Governor's Signature

The Washington legislature passed a bill last month to resurrect the state's fledgling charter school sector six months after the Washington Supreme Court ruled the original law unconstitutional.

April 01, 2016

Lack of Parents Serving on Charter School Boards in Massachusetts, Report Says

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.

March 31, 2016

How New Orleans' Charter Schools Are Helping Their Graduates Through College

Some charter schools in New Orleans are helping their alumni persist through college with specialized staff and programs.

March 28, 2016

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Isn't the First Celebrity to Open a Charter School

Sean "Diddy" Combs joins a small group of rappers and athletes who have ventured into the charter school sector.

March 18, 2016

Parent-Trigger Movement Struggles Outside Calif. as Bills Fizzle in Four States

Legislators in four states have introduced parent-trigger bills this year, but none of those proposals have moved forward so far.

March 16, 2016

Study: Charters Suspend More Students With Disabilities, Black Students

Charter schools suspend students of color and students with disabilities at higher rates than their peers, a trend that mirrors disparate discipline rates in traditional public schools, a new analysis of federal data finds.

March 15, 2016

La. Gov. Edwards Wants to Restrict Voucher Use, Charter School Growth

The recommendation comes as the state faces a $2 billion budget deficit after tax cuts under the former governor and decreased revenues due to the fall in oil prices.

March 10, 2016

Washington Lawmakers Pass Bill to Restore the State's Charter Schools

The Washington legislature passed a bill to make the state's charter school law constitutional on the final day of the session.

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