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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.

October 08, 2014

Students First Picks Michelle Rhee's Successor

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 03, 2014

Chicago District Says No to New Charter Schools This Fall

Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.

October 02, 2014

Ohio Teachers' Union Launches Website Comparing Charter Schools and Districts

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.

September 30, 2014

Louisiana Teachers' Union Sues to Halt Charter School Funding

A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune.

September 29, 2014

Undocumented Chicago Charter Students Target of New College Scholarship

The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.

September 26, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Bill Clinton, Home School, and Banned Books

A look back at the week in school choice news and beyond. From the "original charter school promise" to the early days of the home school movement to the most-banned books of the last decade, here is this week's Charters & Choice news roundup.

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