Legal Challenge to Charter School Funding in New York Clears Hurdle

A group of parents from upstate New York say that the state's school funding formula is unconstitutional because it doesn't provide any money for charter school buildings.

Report Exposes Divide Over Charter School Authorizing Best Practices

Authorizing has been getting increased attention lately as some state- and press-led investigations have revealed cases of systematic academic and financial failure in charter schools.

New York Gov. Cuomo Resurrects Tax-Credit Scholarships

Parents in New York who send their children to private or out-of-district schools would receive tax credits under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Failing Schools Eligible for Charter and Private Takeover Under Wisconsin Plan

The Republican-backed bill heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.

Broad Foundation Announces Finalists for 2015 Charter Schools Prize

The award honors high-performing charter management organizations that serve low-income students of color.

Union-Backed Court Challenges to School Choice Hit Snags in Florida, Louisiana

Teachers' unions and their allies face numerous hurdles in contesting evolving school choice laws.

Bills Allowing Home-School Students in District Sports Advance in Ala., Texas

Both pieces of legislation require home schoolers to meet certain academic requirements before trying out for district school sports teams.

Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.

Denver, New Orleans Offer Lessons on Streamlining Enrollment Between Sectors

Common enrollment systems offer a single form and deadline for families to apply to almost all schools within a city, including regular district schools, charters, magnets, and in some cases voucher programs at private schools.

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Tracking Truancy in Virtual Schools

This week's roundup has a technology theme with stories about a virtual charter school in Ohio and a small chain of Bay Area private schools that are harnessing technology in innovative ways.

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