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May 04, 2016

Zuckerberg and Chan Recruit Former Ed. Dept. Official to Head Giving Efforts

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.

May 02, 2016

Most Parents Support School Choice, Finds Poll by Charter Advocacy Group

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a poll showing parents' attitudes towards school choice and charter schools.

April 29, 2016

Walton Foundation Pulls Plug on Charter School Funding in Seven Cities

Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.

April 22, 2016

La. Senate Thinks It's Time to Return New Orleans Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

April 21, 2016

Virtual Charter Schools Perform Worse Than District Schools, Report Says

An annual report shows that even though academic performance in virtual schools is weaker than that of traditional brick-and-mortar schools, enrollment in the sector is growing.

April 15, 2016

Florida Gov. Scott Signs Inter-District School Choice Bill

While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.

April 12, 2016

L.A., Detroit Aim to Create Common Enrollment Systems, but not for Everyone

The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.

April 08, 2016

Washington Teachers' Union Plans Suit Challenging New Charter School Law

The new law, passed after the previous law was struck down by the state's high court, is still unconstitutional because of oversight and funding issues, the union argues.

April 07, 2016

Charter Advocacy Group, Parents Sue New York City Ed. Dept. Over School Violence

The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.

April 06, 2016

Charter School Graduates More Likely to Stay in College, Earn Higher Salaries

Attending a charter school in Florida doesn't have much of an effect on test scores, but it does significantly increase a student's chances of getting through college and earning more money, according to a new study.

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