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November 21, 2014

Why NOLA Charters Aren't Returning to the Orleans Parish School Board

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.

November 20, 2014

Parent Volunteering Requirements at Calif. Charter Schools Illegal, Report Says

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

Charter Schools Combat High Teacher Turnover With On-Site Daycare

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

California School District Under Fire for Sponsoring Charter Schools

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

The Tangled History of Charters and Unions in the Calif. Chief's Race

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

Charter-School Holdouts: States That Prohibit Them, and Why

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 Plans to Double Number of Los Angeles Schools, Students

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

National Conference for Charter School Authorizers Kicks Off in Miami

The annual leadership conference for the groups that approve and oversee charter schools is taking place this week.

October 10, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Bill Gates and Swedish Imports

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

Feds Give $40M to Help High-Performing Charter Schools Expand

The federal government is awarding nearly $40 million to charter schools in 12 states with the aim of helping high-performing charter operators expand.

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