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January 18, 2017

DeVos Floats Online Education as Means to Provide Rural Students School Choice

One segment of the online education sector that has been backed by the DeVos, but has a troubled track record, is full-time online charter schools.

January 11, 2017

NAACP Stops in Memphis on National Tour to Talk Charter Schools

The civil rights organization rocked the charter school world last fall when it called for a moratorium on all new charters.

January 10, 2017

Louisiana Court: State-Approved Charter Schools Unconstitutionally Funded

Although charter laws have been passed in 43 states and the District of Columbia, how the schools are funded has turned out to be somewhat of an Achilles' heel in some states.

January 04, 2017

Why Michigan Doesn't Have School Vouchers and Probably Never Will

Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.

December 22, 2016

School Choice, Explained (Video)

Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.

December 19, 2016

Grandmother Turned Education Activist Battles NAACP Over Charter Schools

A Memphis mother and grandmother says the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charters would limit school choice for families who are most in need of better options.

December 15, 2016

How Much Does K12 Inc. Spend on Lobbying? Some Shareholders Are Asking

K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.

December 14, 2016

NAACP President Says Charter School Growth Weakens Public School System

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks talks to Education Week about why the civil rights organization is pushing ahead with its campaign to slow the expansion of charter schools.

December 13, 2016

Private School Parents Most Satisfied With Their School Choice, Studies Find

While all parents are generally satisfied with their childrens' schools, those whose kids attend private schools are the most pleased, according to new analyses from the journal Education Next.

December 12, 2016

New Orleans Schools Chief Signals City's Last District Schools May Become Charters

New Orleans may become the first city in the country to be made up entirely of charter schools.

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