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June 07, 2012

Charters With More Independence Score Well in Study

Non-district authorized charter schools had a positive effect on the academic performance of nearby traditional public schools, according to a study of the Milwaukee school system.

June 05, 2012

In Search of Innovation? Look to Charters, Not Private Schools

A study examines whether school choice, through private school choice programs and charter schools, contributes to new school models, attracting entrepreneurs, and bringing about innovation.

June 04, 2012

Major Charter Operators Move Into Tennessee

Rocketship Education, Aspire, and KIPP are among the charter school operators that are either coming to Tennessee, or expanding their work there, through the state's Achievement SChool District, designed to turn around low-performing schools.

May 31, 2012

Report Calls for Fairer Funding for Charters, and Stronger Oversight

A number of Southern states have approved laws to expand charter schools in recent years, but their policies for regulating their quality vary greatly.

May 30, 2012

Gauging Charters' Impact on Catholic Schools

A new paper argues that charter schools are hurting Catholic schools by luring their students away, particularly at elementary and middle school grades.

May 24, 2012

A Closer Look at Romney's Vision for School Choice

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney navigates some tricky school choice issues in his blueprint for education.

May 24, 2012

Dividing Lines: Romney and Obama on Private School Choice

GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney touts vouchers, charters, and open enrollment in a new education plan unveiled Wednesday.

May 23, 2012

Chasing Signatures for Charter Schools in Washington State

Supporters of putting a referendum to allow charter schools in Washington will need to collect 241,000 signatures of registered voters by July to have an item placed on the statewide ballot this fall.

May 22, 2012

High-Profile Arizona Charter Operator Coming to D.C.

The BASIS Schools, which has drawn praise for setting high academic standards and achieving top test scores, will open a new campus in D.C. in fall of 2012.

May 21, 2012

Advocacy Group Vows to Take on Unions in Charter Schools

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation says it is launching a new effort to offer legal counsel to advice to charter school employees who don't want to join a teachers' union.

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