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January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 27, 2015

Minnesota Tops List of State Charter Laws in Annual Ranking

This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.

January 26, 2015

Fifth Annual National School Choice Week Kicks Off

More than 11,000 events celebrating school choice are planned in all 50 states throughout the week.

January 23, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Home Schooling With the Kardashians?

On this week's roundup: why private schools opt out of voucher programs and a peak behind the scenes of KIPP's intensive principal training program.

January 23, 2015

Charter Schools in Two Ohio Cities Push to Unionize

Staff members from three Ohio charters are seeking to organize. If they succeed, they'll join a small group of unionized charter schools nationally.

January 21, 2015

New York's Governor Lays Out Big Plans for Expanding School Choice

Governor Cuomo proposed raising the cap on charter schools in New York City and creating education tax-credits for private school scholarships.

January 21, 2015

Training, Supporting, and Holding Onto Principals: An EdWeek Report

Education Week's special report examines KIPP's intensive training for up-and-coming principals, as well other issues relevant to charter and private school leadership.

January 20, 2015

Will Louisiana Charter Schools Have to Start Providing Transportation?

The state's department of education says all new charter schools should have to provide transportation, with existing charters eventually having to bus students as well.

January 15, 2015

What's in a School Letter Grade? Perhaps Not So Much for NOLA Parents

Parent surveys tend to overstate the importance of academics in school choices among low-income, New Orleans families.

January 14, 2015

Alabama School Choice Advocates to Rally for Charter Legislation

Alabama is one of only eight states without a charter school law, although several school choice advocates think the state will be the next domino to fall.

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