Colorado District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh In on School Voucher Program

Colorado's state Supreme Court ruled that a Denver-area pilot voucher program was unconstitutional. Now district officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review that decision.


Indianapolis' Locally Run Charter Schools Outperform Those in National Networks

Indianapolis' best performing charter schools are run locally, instead of by national networks or charter management organizations.


Influential Lobbying Group Drives Home Schooling Oversight Policies Nationally

The Home School Legal Defense Association has been a major force in keeping home schooling regulation at a minimum, according to a story by ProPublica.


Obama, Bush Applaud New Orleans Schools Ahead of Katrina Anniversary

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."


ACLU Announces Lawsuit Challenging Nevada's New School Choice Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says it's filing a lawsuit challenging the state's new school voucher-like program also known as education savings accounts.


Milwaukee Private, Charter Schools to Benefit From New Law on Empty Buildings

Historically, the Milwaukee schools have been reluctant to sell vacant facilities, especially to potential competitors that could siphon off its students - and state funding. But new legislation is forcing the district's hand.


New Orleans Education 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina in Photos

Education Week's special series on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina examines how drastically public schools have changed in the city.


Poll: Support for School Choice Remains Strong, But Slides

Education Next and the Harvard Kennedy School found a majority of Americans surveyed support charter schools and school voucher-like programs.


So Nevada Passed a Historic School Choice Law. What's Next?

The law allows all public school parents to use state funds to pay for private school tuition and other education-related expenses. How will the state implement it?


New Database Aims to Lower Number of Florida Charter School Closures

The National Alliance for Public School Authorizers has created the Charter Operator Tracker for Florida authorizers, which are primarily school districts.


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