Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny

Activists are calling for the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to cancel 11 contracts with Concept Schools, a charter management company whose Ohio charters have been under both state and federal investigation for labor practices, alleged sexual misconduct, and tampering with test and attendance records.


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?


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.


How Language in NCLB Draft Bill Affects School Choice

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Why Private Schools Are Opting Out of Voucher Programs

Regulation and maintaining independence are the primary reasons private schools choose not to participate in voucher or tax-credit scholarship programs, according to a new report


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.

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