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Fla. Republican on Charlie Crist's Ed Reform Record: 'the Biggest 180'

Last week, Fla. Democrats weighed in on Governor Rick Scott's education reform initiatives. Today we get a Republican state representative's take on candidate Charlie Crist's ed reform record.


Undocumented Chicago Charter Students Target of New College Scholarship

The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.


Inside the Florida Governor's Race: Candidate Crist and School Choice

Education has become a major part of the governor's race in Florida, and school choice polices are no exception.


Charters & Choice News Roundup: Bill Clinton, Home School, and Banned Books

A look back at the week in school choice news and beyond. From the "original charter school promise" to the early days of the home school movement to the most-banned books of the last decade, here is this week's Charters & Choice news roundup.


Bill Clinton Weighs In on Charter School Accountability

Former President Bill Clinton is wading into the charter school accountability debate, noting at an event earlier this week that while charters have great potential, the movement isn't totally delivering on its promises, according to The Huffington Post.


New Orleans All-Charter District Faces Civil Rights Probe

The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.


Challenge to Florida School Choice Law Hits Setback

A challenge to a Florida school choice law, backed by its statewide teachers' union, experienced a setback today when a county circuit judge dismissed the case based on lack of standing.


Q&A: Improving Private-Public School Partnerships

A year into his job running the National Association of Independent Schools, NAIS President John Chubb speaks with EW opinion blogger Peter Gow about issues facing private education.


Q&A: What Is Driving up Tuition at Private Schools?

A year into his job running the National Association of Independent Schools, John Chubb and EW opinion blogger Peter Gow discuss the rising cost of private school tuition.


Meet a Member of a Rare Breed: a Teacher at a Unionized Charter School

The California Teachers Association is focusing more energy on charter organizing, but the national union presence in the charter sector remains spotty. Today, I bring you a Q&A with an educator who recently helped organize the teachers at her California charter school.


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