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April 04, 2012

Alabama GOP Pushes to End the Ban on Charter Schools

Alabama legislation would allow charter schools for the first time in the state, though only with nonprofit operators.

April 03, 2012

High-Scoring Oakland Charter School Facing Scrutiny

The Oakland school district's staff is recommending that its board of education deny the renewal of the American Indian Charter School II, after an audit alleges financial mismanagment.

April 03, 2012

California Charter School Operator Looks to Tennessee

The Aspire Public Schools, which currenly serve 12,000 students in California, is seeking to expand to Memphis, as part of Tennessee's Achievement School District.

March 29, 2012

California Looks to Require Meals in Charters for Needy Students

A bill would require California's charters to provide at least one free or reduced-price lunch to needy students, as traditional public schools do.

March 29, 2012

Tenn. Lawmakers Ponder Limits on Foreign Workers in Charters

Legislation would bar Tennessee charter schools from hiring foreign workers on temporary visas for more than 3.5 percent of their total staff.

March 27, 2012

Power to the States, Choice to Students, Paper Argues

A new paper argues in favor of "fiscal federalism," which would direct the federal government to promote school choice but scale back many of its other functions.

March 26, 2012

Different Strategies for 'Teacher Coaching' in Top Charters

Providing new and experienced teachers with coaching is a key feature of the most effective charter school management organizations, but they take very different approaches to that work.

March 22, 2012

Georgia Voters to Decide on Charter School Measure

Georgia voters in November will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to give the state authority to approve charters over the objections of local school boards.

March 20, 2012

Does Choice Cost Traditional Public Schools Money?

An author argues that public schools' finances don't have to suffer with school choice, because they can drive down costs to coincide with the loss of students.

March 19, 2012

Higher Standards for Charters, Fewer Stragglers?

California could greatly improve the performance of struggling charter schools, and do so relatively quickly, if it held them to higher standards, a report finds.

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