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September 22, 2016

Daughter of Brown v. Board Plaintiff Asks NAACP to Drop Call for Charter Ban

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Black Alliance for Educational Options organized a group of 160 black educators, advocates, lawmakers and religious leaders to sign a letter to the NAACP.

September 15, 2016

A Mass. State Ed. Official Donated $100K to Charter Campaign, Gov. Says That's OK

Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul Sagan recently donated $100,000 to a campaign to expand charter schools in the state.

September 12, 2016

It Was an Eventful Summer for School Choice

From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.

September 08, 2016

Trump Says He'll Be 'Nation's Biggest Cheerleader for School Choice'

During a visit to an Ohio charter school, the GOP presidential nominee pitched a plan to offer states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to create school vouchers.

September 08, 2016

Black Lives Matter Leader in St. Paul Splits With Group Over Charter School Ban

Black students make up a sizable proportion of charter school enrollment nationally and any significant eroding of support among African-American families for charters would impact the sector.

August 25, 2016

Group Behind Vergara Lawsuit Targets School Choice Limitations in Connecticut

The lawsuit argues the state's cap on charter schools, a moratorium on new magnet schools, and policies discouraging student transfers among school districts are all unconstitutional.

August 25, 2016

Pa. Charter Schools to Get Special Division in the State's Ed. Department

The state's new division for charter schools will help oversee the reauthorization process, and provide charter schools with fiscal and academic oversight.

August 23, 2016

Support for Charter Schools Stays Steady, But Drops for Vouchers, Poll Finds

Although charter schools are more popular among Republicans than Democrats, the reverse is true for school vouchers, according to a survey by Education Next.

August 22, 2016

Comedian John Oliver Blasts Poor Oversight of Charter Schools

Oliver dug into some of the most cringe-worthy cases of fraud and academic failure in charter schools across the country on his program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

August 19, 2016

Attending Texas Charter Schools Hurt Students' Future Wages, Study Finds

Attending a "no excuses" charter school raised students' test scores and four-year college enrollment, but had no significant effect on future earnings.

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