One segment of the online education sector that has been backed by the DeVos, but has a troubled track record, is full-time online charter schools.
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January 18, 2017
January 11, 2017
The civil rights organization rocked the charter school world last fall when it called for a moratorium on all new charters.
January 10, 2017
Although charter laws have been passed in 43 states and the District of Columbia, how the schools are funded has turned out to be somewhat of an Achilles' heel in some states.
January 04, 2017
Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.
December 22, 2016
Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.
December 19, 2016
A Memphis mother and grandmother says the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charters would limit school choice for families who are most in need of better options.
December 15, 2016
K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.
December 14, 2016
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks talks to Education Week about why the civil rights organization is pushing ahead with its campaign to slow the expansion of charter schools.
December 13, 2016
While all parents are generally satisfied with their childrens' schools, those whose kids attend private schools are the most pleased, according to new analyses from the journal Education Next.
December 12, 2016
New Orleans may become the first city in the country to be made up entirely of charter schools.