Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.
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November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Several California charter schools make parent volunteering a requirement for student enrollment, a practice that is against state law, according to a new report from Public Advocates.
November 12, 2014
One of the largest charter school networks, KIPP, is trying to reel in its high teacher turnover rates with more family-friendly policies, according to The Hechinger Report.
November 06, 2014
A rural district in southern California is the subject of several lawsuits after it authorized charter schools that have opened in neighboring districts, according to LA School Report.
October 29, 2014
Despite being on opposite sides in the California school chief's race, AFT President Randi Weingarten has worked in concert with the network of charter schools formerly led by Marshall Tuck.
October 27, 2014
Learn more about the eight states that have staunchly resisted charter-school laws in this special collection of clips produced with Storify.
October 22, 2014
KIPP, one of the largest national charter school networks, intends to open nine new schools in L.A., and more than double itscurrent enrollment to 10,000 students by 2020.
October 20, 2014
The annual leadership conference for the groups that approve and oversee charter schools is taking place this week.
October 10, 2014
This week's news roundup features soul searching articles on the state of K-12 education improvement efforts and stories on the gritty details—busing and buildings among them—of school choice.
October 08, 2014
The federal government is awarding nearly $40 million to charter schools in 12 states with the aim of helping high-performing charter operators expand.