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April 17, 2015

Tale of two Parent-Trigger Bills: Texas' Moves Forward While Tennessee's Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

April 15, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for More Charter School Oversight

Two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced a bill that would require more transparency and oversight in the state's charter sector.

April 10, 2015

Will 'Backfilling' Become the Next Big Charter Schools Debate?

Backfilling, or replacing students who leave schools in the middle of their elementary, middle or high school careers, could become a new battle front in the debate over whether charter schools are equitably serving students.

April 03, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The New Orleans Edition

The Charters & Choice weekly news roundup aims to serve up a mix of news you can use, stories to mull over, and other nuggets you may have missed on the social media hamster wheel.

April 02, 2015

In 1998, Workplace-Based Charter Schools Promoted as Way to Ease Commute Times

Seventeen years ago, some predicted that such charter schools would take off. Did they? I put the question to a policy expert at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

March 27, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The Memphis Charter School Blues

A well-known charter school network pulls out of Memphis at the last minute, while measures creating voucher programs grow more popular with state legislatures. Those stories and more on this week's Charters & Choice News Roundup.

March 20, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The Charter Club Gets a New Member

It's been a good week for charter advocates: a respected research group released positive findings regarding urban charter school performance, and Alabama passed a charter school law.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Governor Signs Measure to Allow Charter Schools

After years of failed efforts to pass legislation, Alabama joins 42 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing charter schools to operate.

March 18, 2015

Alabama Legislature Passes Charter School Bill

If the governor signs the bill, only seven states without charter laws will remain.

March 18, 2015

Urban Charter Schools Outperform District Peers, CREDO Study Says

The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.

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