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June 25, 2013

Charters Show "Slow and Steady Progress," Multistate Study Finds

Charter school students are outpacing their regular public school peers and doing about the same in math, the study found.

June 19, 2013

Virginia District Pushes Plan to Convert 10 Schools to Charters

The Norfolk school system, in Virginia, is seeking to create 10 conversion charters and open a new high school with the aim of increasing graduation rates and student achievement.

June 18, 2013

Illinois Charter School Students Perform Better Than Peers, Study Says

Students in Illinois' charter schools learn significantly more than their regular public school peers in both reading and math, says Stanford's CREDO.

June 14, 2013

Newark Pushes for a Common Application for Charter Enrollment

Newark has announced an effort to create a common application for student admission for all charter schools and regular public schools in the district.

June 12, 2013

Charter Schools Coming to New Zealand

A new law will allow charter schools to open in New Zealand for the first time, beginning in 2014.

June 10, 2013

Most Charters Don't Have Sufficient Room to Grow, Study Says

According to a new survey, half of charter schools will outgrow their current facility over the next five years.

June 05, 2013

Blows Dealt to Virtual Charter Expansion in Maine and N.J.

The Maine Senate has passed a moratorium on virtual charters there, and New Jersey's education chief has denied two virtual charters permission to open.

June 04, 2013

Evaluating the Progress of a Privately-Run Public School District

A debt-saddled Michigan school district underwent a bold experiment this year, transitioning to a charter district run by a for-profit charter management company.

May 24, 2013

Are Small Private Schools a Dying Breed?

Chester E. Finn Jr. argues that smaller private and parochial schools must change their pricing and delivery structures to remain viable.

May 23, 2013

Charter Students in Boston Outperform Their Peers, Study Finds

Boston-area charter school students outperform their regular public school peers on state tests, are more likely to take AP tests, and are more likely to go to four-year colleges.

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