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February 21, 2017

Charter Schools Are Legal, Washington State Judge Rules

A King County, Wash., judge ruled that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Washington state's charter-school law didn't demonstrate that charter schools are unconstitutional.

February 16, 2017

What's Happening With Virtual Charter Schools This Year?

With legislative sessions now underway in many states, there's not much action so far around virtual charter schools—either in pushes to expand them or efforts to regulate them more.

February 16, 2017

One Week In, Betsy DeVos Continues Outreach to School Choice Supporters

In her first public address as a confirmed member of President Donald Trump's administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose to speak to members of the Magnet School Association of America.

February 15, 2017

From Charter Schools to Vouchers: School Choice Bills to Watch This Year

Although Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary highlighted the debates over school vouchers and charter schools, it's in statehouses where most school choice education policy is made.

February 09, 2017

D.C. Charter School Suspension Rates Are Twice the National Average

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that charter schools in the District of Columbia are suspending and expelling students at significantly higher rates than the national average.

February 07, 2017

School Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Next Education Secretary

Billionaire school choice advocate Betsy DeVos squeaked across the finish line to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.

February 03, 2017

Charter School Enrollment Breaks 3 Million Mark, Says Advocacy Group

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools estimates there are 3.1 million students enrolled in nearly 7,000 charter schools nationally.

February 02, 2017

In Defense of Virtual Charter Schools, DeVos Cites Questionable Numbers

In written responses to a key Democratic senator, the nominee for education secretary used those figures to argue that full-time online charter schools are a valuable option for families.

February 01, 2017

Charter School Booster and Billionaire, Eli Broad, Urges Senators to Drop DeVos

In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.

January 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos Answers Questions to Key Democratic Concerns on School Choice

Although the Senate education committee voted to approve Betsy DeVos' nomination as education secretary, she has faced many questions from Democrats on her support for school choice.

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