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December 18, 2012

Indiana's Charter School Students Outpace Peers

Charter school students in Indiana outperformed their traditional public school counterparts, and the showing among Indianapolis' charter schoool population was especially strong, a new study shows.

December 14, 2012

Ariz. Charter School Students More Likely to Opt Out of Vaccinations

A new study finds families of charter school kindergartners are more than twice as likely as their public school peers to file for vaccination exemptions.

December 12, 2012

Pa. Considers Proposals For Eight New Cyber Charters

The Pennsylvania Department of Education will evaluate the proposals amid concerns about the cost and quality of cyber charter schools.

December 11, 2012

La. Gov. Jindal Frames School Choice as a Matter of Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has promoted vouchers in his state, described teacher unions as a major obstacle to the expansion of school choice. Unions have been sharply critical of the governor's agenda, saying it undermines public education.

December 07, 2012

Gates Awards $25 Million for District-Charter Partnerships

The Gates Foundation will distribute the grants to seven cities in order to encourage collaboration and ease tensions between district and charter schools.

December 06, 2012

Effort to Tighten Charter School Regulation Gets Foundation Support

The Walton Family Foundation pledges $5.2 million to a national group's campaign to improve regulations and ensure that underperforming schools close.

November 28, 2012

A New Campaign to Close Sub-Par Charter Schools

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers sets a goal of getting 1 million more children into 3,000 high-performing schools, and shutting down bad ones, over the next five years.

November 27, 2012

New Jersey Charters Score Well, Study Finds

An analysis by Stanford University researchers shows charter schools outperforming traditional public schools in New Jersey, though urban charters fared better than their rural counterparts.

November 21, 2012

Charter Advocates Lobby to Restore Tax Credit for Facilities

Backers of charter schools are asking Congress to re-establish a tax credit they say has been critical in helping some of the independent schools secure funding for facilities.

November 21, 2012

Study: Charters Perform Well in Serving Special Needs Students

An analysis of schools in New York state finds that charters serve comparable numbers of students with disabilities as most traditional public schools.

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