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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.

March 16, 2015

Q&A: The Charter School Bills One Leading Advocate Is Watching

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' policy expert Todd Ziebarth weighs in on what's brewing in state legislatures.

March 13, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Former NBA Star Makes Pitch for Vouchers

This week in the Charters & Choice news roundup: While former NBA star Allan Houston pushes for vouchers in Tennessee, Arizona and Florida pilot a radical new kind of choice program.

March 10, 2015

Boston Lawyers Challenging Massachusetts' Cap on Charter Schools

The lawyers contend the state's cap on the number of charter schools is unconstitutional because it strips some students of their right to a quality education.

March 02, 2015

Union-Led Charter School in N.Y.C. Closing For Poor Performance

In the wake of poor academic performance, the United Federation of Teachers will shutter the elementary and middle divisions of its charter school.

February 21, 2015

Calif. Parent-Trigger Petition to Overhaul Struggling School Hits Roadblock

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.

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