Soaring real estate prices, teacher shortages, and bruising political battles are likely contributing to the slow down in charter school growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, which researchers say is a microcosm of what's taking place across the country.
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January 30, 2018
January 24, 2018
Closing a school that enrolls over 10,000 students from across the state presents officials with a unique set of problems.
January 22, 2018
The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.
January 19, 2018
A number of free, online courses are offered to help local advocates and lawmakers get steeped in education policy and related issues with the goal of more effectively pushing for changes to public schools, such as expanding choice or stricter accountability for teachers.
January 11, 2018
Midterm elections—not necessarily U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump—are likely to have the most impact on efforts to expand school choice in the states in 2018, advocates say.
December 21, 2017
In New Mexico, a new report finds widespread academic and financial problems among the state's three cyber charter schools, issues that closely mirror the niche schooling sector in other states.
December 19, 2017
It's been quite the political odyssey for Washington's charter school law which first passed by voter referendum in 2012. Here's why this case matters beyond the state.
December 14, 2017
Explore local reports on cyber charters by state in this interactive map.
December 04, 2017
Charter schools represent some of the most racially segregated schools in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Associated Press, reviving a long-running debate inside and outside the charter sector.
November 28, 2017
Many low-income families are at a disadvantage when it comes to navigating lots of public schooling options. And competition between traditional schools and charter schools can get in the way of developing policies that will help.