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December 09, 2016

Kentucky Charter Schools: Will the State Finally Allow Them?

With charter-friendly Republicans now in firm control of both chambers of the legislature, Kentucky could become the 44th state to pass a charter law.

December 07, 2016

Betsy DeVos Helped Create Michigan's Charter Sector. Here's How It's Doing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has played a significant role in shaping Michigan's charter school sector.

December 05, 2016

North Carolina Online Charter Schools Struggle in First Year, State Report Shows

Low grades and high student withdrawal rates from North Carolina's two virtual charter schools prompt a state board of education member to warn that state officials need "to be on our toes."

November 29, 2016

Big Achievement Gaps in Charter School Founded by Betsy DeVos' Husband

The aviation-themed charter high school founded by Richard DeVos Jr. performed better than just 32 percent of other public schools in Michigan in 2014.

November 28, 2016

Why Trump's Plan for a Massive School Voucher Program Might Not Work

Will billionaire Betsy DeVos' nomination as Education Secretary be a boon for school choice at the expense of traditional public schools? Here's what we know.

November 28, 2016

National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools describes its new Charter School Legal Defense Fund as a "watchdog and resource."

November 23, 2016

School Choice Advocates Weigh In on Trump's Education Secretary Pick

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has a long record of supporting school choice.

November 22, 2016

Tracking the Rise of Online Charter Schools Through the Ed Week Archives

From troubling research to policy trends to videos for the PBS News Hour, Education Week has been exploring the world of cyber charter schools for 15 years.

November 18, 2016

Trump Proposed $20 Billion For School Choice. How Would That Work?

President-elect Donald Trump's biggest education pitch during the presidential campaign was for a $20 billion voucher program that students could use at both public and private schools.

November 17, 2016

Eva Moskowitz and Michelle Rhee Rumored to be Ed. Secretary Candidates

In addition to the many Republican stalwarts mentioned as possible education secretary candidates, former D.C. schools boss Michelle Rhee and charter school powerhouse Eva Moskowitz stand out.

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