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April 30, 2012

Fast-Track Academic Path Approved in Florida

A Florida law will require that schools give parents more information about accelerated course options, including skipping courses and grades if students can show they're academically ready.

April 24, 2012

Missouri Charter Schools at Heart of Legislative Push, and Controversy

Charter schools in Missouri would be allowed to expand beyond Kansas City and St. Louis, under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers.

April 23, 2012

Rhee Urges Tenn. Governor to Veto Bill on Charter Teachers

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is considering a measure to restrict the hiring of foreign workers on visas that charter schools. Michelle Rhee is urging him to veto it.

April 20, 2012

Spokeswoman for Parent Revolution Heads to Obama Campaign

Linda Serrato, who has worked for Parent Revolution, a group that supports "parent trigger" proposals, is going to work for the Obama campaign.

April 19, 2012

An Insider's Look at the Origins of Charter Schools

Former Minnesota state Sen. Ember Reichgott Junge says policymakers need to focus more on what's working, and what's not in charter schools, to provide lessons to traditional public schools.

April 17, 2012

Tenn. Bill to Limit Foreign Workers at Charters Goes to Governor

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has concerns about a bill that would restrict charters' ability to hire foreign workers, a spokesman said.

April 11, 2012

Tennessee Seeks to Increase Charter Schools' Public Reporting

A bill that awaits Gov. Bill Haslam's signature would require Tennessee charters to post online information about meetings, policies adopted, curriculum, and other issues.

April 10, 2012

Aggressive School 'Shopping' in Detroit

A strong majority of Detroit families have considered a range of public school choices, and 59 percent of them have students enrolled in an alternative to the assigned public schools, a survey shows.

April 10, 2012

Study Probes Charters' Spending on Instruction, Administration

Defying popular perception, charter schools in Michigan spend nearly $800 more per student on administration and $1,100 less on instruction than traditional publics, a pair of authors find.

April 05, 2012

Voucher, Teacher Tenure Legislation Approved in Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers approve a broad school voucher expansion, and an Oakland, Calif., school facing

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