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January 28, 2014

New Report: States' Charter Laws Should Vary Based on Charters' Performance

State lawmakers should pass laws that differentiate the way charter schools are governed based on their academic and financial performance, says a new report.

January 24, 2014

National School Choice Week Aims to Spread Awareness

This Sunday marks the kickoff of the fourth annual National School Choice Week, which promotes school choice options through a variety of colorful events.

January 24, 2014

Comparing Teaching Conditions in Charter vs. Regular Schools

A study controls for teachers' background characteristics to arrive at a better understanding of the differences between teachers' experiences in charters and traditional public schools in one Texas district.

January 17, 2014

Is One Texas Charter Network Teaching Creationism?

An investigative piece in Slate claims one Texas charter network with 65 campuses is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

January 14, 2014

New Advocacy Group Seeks to Expose Corporate Ties to Ed. Department

A new advocacy group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests seeking to expose ties between U.S. Department of Education officials and education corporations.

January 10, 2014

Charter Expansion Bill Spurs Debate in Wisconsin

A new bill in the Wisconsin House of Representatives that would expand charter schools in the state prompted seven hours of debate on Thursday.

January 08, 2014

Cantor Criticizes Efforts to Stymie School Choice

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., used a high-profile speech on education to draw attention to what he sees as a concerted effort to tamp down school choice.

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

January 03, 2014

New Year's Week Roundup of School Choice News

New York City education chancellor selected, North Carolina teachers' attitudes toward vouchers revealed, and implications of Indiana's pre-K vouchers outlined.

December 27, 2013

East Harlem Tutoring and Charter Network Receives $15 Million Infusion

A $15 million donation by philanthropists Marilyn and Jim Simons will provide the cornerstone of a $45 million campaign to expand and support the East Harlem Tutorial Program.

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