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May 28, 2015

Legal Challenge to Charter School Funding in New York Clears Hurdle

A group of parents from upstate New York say that the state's school funding formula is unconstitutional because it doesn't provide any money for charter school buildings.

May 27, 2015

Report Exposes Divide Over Charter School Authorizing Best Practices

Authorizing has been getting increased attention lately as some state- and press-led investigations have revealed cases of systematic academic and financial failure in charter schools.

May 19, 2015

Broad Foundation Announces Finalists for 2015 Charter Schools Prize

The award honors high-performing charter management organizations that serve low-income students of color.

May 18, 2015

Union-Backed Court Challenges to School Choice Hit Snags in Florida, Louisiana

Teachers' unions and their allies face numerous hurdles in contesting evolving school choice laws.

May 13, 2015

Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.

May 08, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Tracking Truancy in Virtual Schools

This week's roundup has a technology theme with stories about a virtual charter school in Ohio and a small chain of Bay Area private schools that are harnessing technology in innovative ways.

April 29, 2015

In an Emergency, Some Nevada Charter Schools Don't Know Who to Call

A Nevada lawmaker wants to clarify whether school district police or regular local police are responsible for responding to emergency calls from charter schools.

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.

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