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June 29, 2016

Black School Choice Advocacy Group Loses Tennessee Chapter

The Tennessee operation's announcement to strike out on its own comes months after BAEO announced plans to revamp the organization.

June 28, 2016

Walton Foundation Pledges $250 Million for Charter School Facilities

The Walton Foundation has identified access to facilities as one of the biggest barriers to expanding charter schools nationally.

June 28, 2016

Education Secretary to Charter Schools: It's Time to Rethink Discipline

Charter schools should rework discipline policies and cut back on suspensions, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will say at the National Charter School Conference in Nashville Tuesday.

June 27, 2016

Charter Network Founder Steve Barr Plans Bid for Los Angeles Mayor

Barr founded Green Dot Public Schools, which now runs over 20 charter schools in three states.

June 23, 2016

Lifting Massachusetts' Cap on Charter Growth Will Likely Go to the Voters

Just as a ballot initiative to raise the state's cap on charters met a crucial deadline, state Senate leadership acknowledged that an attempt to pass a bill that would have eased the cap was all but dead.

June 16, 2016

Charter Advocacy Groups Want Higher Standards for Online-Only Schools

A new report outlines the challenges facing the online-only schools and offers recommendations to hold their authorizers accountable for student performance and financial decisions.

June 09, 2016

Calif. Labor Board Issues Mixed Ruling on Charter Network Unionization Drive

A judge said that the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools can't deny organizers access, but also said the group's communications to teachers were legal.

June 03, 2016

At 25th Anniversary Mark, Author of First Charter School Law Reflects on Movement

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law being passed. Ember Reichgott Junge, the former Minnesota Democratic state senator who authored the charter legislation, shares her thoughts on the evolution of the movement.

May 09, 2016

Study: Charter, Alternative, and Virtual Schools Disproportionately Contribute to Low Grad Rates

The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.

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.

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