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October 12, 2017

Charter Schools in New York Can Now Certify Their Own Teachers

This is potentially the first time a charter school authorizer anywhere in the country has allowed the schools it oversees to certify their own teachers, and the move is drawing criticism from some of New York's top education officials.

October 11, 2017

This Charter School Network Is Grading Its Parents Too

One of the largest charter school networks has begun scoring its parents on how well they support their children in school, taking the idea of parent accountability to a new level.

October 04, 2017

Charter Networks Show Big Gains Over Other New York City Schools

A new study from Stanford University compares charter management organizations, independent charter schools, and traditional district schools.

October 02, 2017

Why Have Homeschooling Numbers Flattened Out After a Decade of Growth?

A number of factors could be at play, from the growth of charter schools and private school vouchers, to economic pressures that made it impossible for families to keep one parent at home educating their children.

September 29, 2017

In a Rare Move for the Sector, Indiana's First Online Charter School to Close

Hoosier Academies Virtual's board voted this week not to re-up the school's charter contrac, because it didn't believe the school could make a successful case for renewal.

September 28, 2017

Millions in Federal Grants Awarded to Expand Charter Schools

This is the first round of Charter School Program grants handed out under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and new rules from the Every Student Succeeds Act.

September 14, 2017

To Create More Diverse Charter Schools, Walton Foundation Kicks In $2 Million

The foundation will be distributing the money via grants to people launching new schools aimed at recruiting and serving students from a wider mix of socioeconomic backgrounds.

September 13, 2017

Pro-Charter School Group Fined for Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Families for Excellent Schools has paid nearly a half million dollars to settle a campaign finance complaint with the state of Massachusetts.

August 15, 2017

Why Has Charter School Popularity Suddenly Dropped Off?

Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.

August 07, 2017

Texas Charter School Performance Is on the Rise, CREDO Study Finds

After Texas adopted stricter rules for charter schools, student academic performance in the sector is climbing. These findings may add more fodder to the debate over whether government should play a bigger role in regulating and shutting down charter schools.

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