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February 06, 2015

Judge Says Work Needed on Proposed New Orleans Special Ed. Settlement

A judge says that objections must be addressed before a proposed settlement can go forward in a 2010 complaint alleging discrimination against students with disabilities.

February 05, 2015

Group Offers Up $35 Million for Philadelphia Charter School Expansion

The head of the influential Philadelphia School Partnership told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he hopes the $35 million will "take the cost issue off the table for the district."

February 04, 2015

Four Things Sen. Alexander Says the Feds Can Do to Expand School Choice

Speaking at an event in Washington for the release of the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said to "put the money in the kid's backpack."

February 03, 2015

Three Florida Counties Selected for New District-Charter Collaboration Grants

Districts across the country have sought to forge such ties, but Florida's effort is unique because it's being led by the state.

February 02, 2015

Obama's Budget Aims to Boost Charter School Funding

The proposed increase would bring the total amount under the federal Charter Schools Program to $375 million for fiscal year 2016, a hike of 48 percent.

February 02, 2015

California to Charter Schools: Drop Parent Volunteering Requirements

California's state education department has released an advisory in reaction to a recent report that found many California charter schools had parent work quotas.

January 28, 2015

Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny

Activists are calling for the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to cancel 11 contracts with Concept Schools, a charter management company whose Ohio charters have been under both state and federal investigation for labor practices, alleged sexual misconduct, and tampering with test and attendance records.

January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 27, 2015

Minnesota Tops List of State Charter Laws in Annual Ranking

This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.

January 26, 2015

Fifth Annual National School Choice Week Kicks Off

More than 11,000 events celebrating school choice are planned in all 50 states throughout the week.

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