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October 11, 2018

KIPP Partners With Bard College on Dual Enrollment

One of KIPP's New Orleans' campuses is partnering with Bard College to offer its upperclassmen a chance to earn an associates degree while in high school. Given KIPP's national footprint, the model has the potential for large expansion.

October 09, 2018

A Look Inside Puerto Rico's First Charter School

Charter schools were not legal in Puerto Rico until a sweeping education reform law was enacted earlier this year in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, as the first charter opens on the island, and two more are slated to do so next school year, some educators are warning against privatization.

September 17, 2018

Is There a Growing Political Backlash to For-Profit Charter Schools?

Ohio's Democratic candidate for governor calls for a ban on for-profit companies running charter schools, while a new law in California does just that.

August 21, 2018

Is 'Voucher' a Bad Word? What the Public Thinks About School Choice

In the era of Betsy DeVos, public opinion may have soured on the word voucher, but not the idea, a new poll finds.

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.

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