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October 08, 2012

Wash. Ballot Item No 'Trigger,' Backers Say

A Washington state ballot item does not contain a "parent-trigger" provision -- at least not in the way similar policies are worded in other states, a legislative analyst says.

October 03, 2012

Organization Questions Michigan Parent-Trigger Proposal

The organization Parent Revolution raises concerns about a Michigan "parent trigger" proposal that it says would allow for-profit operators of charter schools.

October 02, 2012

Georgia Department of Ed: We're Neutral on Referendum

Georgia's Department of Education places a banner on its website making it clear that the agency has no official position on a controversial charter schools referendum.

October 02, 2012

Applying Lessons From Charters to Regular Public Schools

Harvard University professor Roland Fryer says demonstration projects in Denver and Houston reveal that strategies pioneered in charter schools can work in regular public school settings.

September 28, 2012

Ga. Schools Chief Adjusts After Complaint About Political Activity

Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge agreed to remove a press statement voicing opposition to a charter schools referendum, after consulting with the state Attorney General's Office.

September 28, 2012

Arnold Foundation Backs Effort to Strengthen New Orleans Teaching

The Arnold Foundation is the latest philanthropy to invest in efforts to improve schools in New Orleans.

September 26, 2012

Deal Possible to End N.H. Charter Moratorium

New Hampshire's board of education recently imposed a moratorium on new charter schools, but the panel's chairman says an agreement is possible to end it.

September 26, 2012

Complaint Calls on Ga. Schools Chief to Avoid Politics

An Atlanta attorney says Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge has used his office inappropriately to lobby against a charter schools referendum.

September 25, 2012

Advocates in Pa. Push for Charter Expansion

Legislation that advocates say would bring more accountability to Pennsylvania's charter schools, and give them fairer access to funding, is being debates in the statehouse in Harrisburg.

September 21, 2012

New Hampshire Approves Moratorium on Charter Schools

New Hampshire's board of education approves a state moratorium on charter schools, though local applications can still go forward.

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