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September 19, 2012

Charter Group Making (Bipartisan) Hires

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group, has added former officials from the George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations to its staff.

September 19, 2012

Longer Hours, Less Experience for Charter Teachers, Analysis Finds

Charter school teachers have significantly less classroom experience than traditional public school educators, and work longer hours on average, a recent paper shows.

September 18, 2012

Tennessee Withholds Nashville Funds After Charter Denial

The state of Tennessee said it will penalize the Metro Nashville school system for denying a charter school's application, a move the state says violated the law.

September 17, 2012

In Louisiana, Course-by-Course Choice

A new Louisiana law gives students the option to take individual courses from a variety of providers outside their district, including online programs, private schools, and even other districts.

September 17, 2012

Open-Enrollment Charter Says It's Giving Up on Nashville, for Now

Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.

September 11, 2012

Chicago Charter Schools Still in Business, Despite Strike

Chicago has 119 charter schools and all remained open despite despite the ongoing strike in the Chicago public school system, a charter association says.

September 11, 2012

L.A. District Considers Moratorium on Charters

A proposal from the Los Angeles Unified School Board would place a moratorium on new charter schools, pending an analysis of several aspects of their operations.

September 10, 2012

Shift in Democrats' Platform on Private School Choice

The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.

August 31, 2012

Jeb Bush Sells School Choice at GOP Convention

Jeb Bush talks about Florida's experience with school choice at the GOP convention.

August 30, 2012

Condoleezza Rice, Fan of School Choice

Condoleezza Rice, a high-profile speaker at this year's Republican National Convention, used that forum to tout school choice.

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