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August 15, 2017

Why Has Charter School Popularity Suddenly Dropped Off?

Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.

August 07, 2017

Texas Charter School Performance Is on the Rise, CREDO Study Finds

After Texas adopted stricter rules for charter schools, student academic performance in the sector is climbing. These findings may add more fodder to the debate over whether government should play a bigger role in regulating and shutting down charter schools.

July 26, 2017

Are Charter Schools Bad for Black Children? The NAACP Asked, Here's What It Found

A report from the civil rights organization is the result of a nationwide "listening tour," which came in the wake of the NAACP calling for a moratorium on all new charter schools.

July 25, 2017

Q&A: Black Charter School Founder Says NAACP's Charter Stance Is Out of Touch

Earl Phalen, founder of a charter network that serves mostly low-income black and Latino students in Indianapolis and Detroit, says the NAACP's wholesale criticism of charter schools is out of touch with many low-income African-American families.

July 20, 2017

NAACP Leaders Meet This Week. What Will They Say About Charter Schools?

School choice advocates will be watching to see if the NAACP will change its hardening posture toward charter schools as its leaders gather on Saturday for the annual meeting of the civil rights organization.

July 19, 2017

3 Things to Watch for in DeVos' Speech to ALEC

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak to state lawmakers and industry leaders at the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting on Thursday. What will be her central message?

July 07, 2017

Charter Schools That Charge Illegal Fees. How Pervasive Is the Problem?

Some KIPP charter schools in Houston have been accused of telling parents that certain school fees were mandatory when they were not. Nationwide, examples of charter schools charging illegal fees have been few and far between.

June 13, 2017

The Broader Philosophical Debate Behind DeVos' Warning to Charter Advocates

In Betsy DeVos' warning to charter school advocates that they risk becoming the education establishment that they rebelled against, a broader philosophical debate in the charter movement is revealed.

June 12, 2017

Success Academy Wins Broad Prize for Charter Schools

New York City's largest network of charter schools is often at the center of debate over strict discipline policies in high-performing charter schools.

June 08, 2017

DeVos, Philanthropist Heavyweights to Speak at Charter Schools Conference

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and the Walton Foundation's education director, Marc Sternberg, will address the annual gathering in Washington.

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