Tennessee Voucher Bill, Proposed by Governor, Stalls in House

Tennessee parents whose children attend failing schools won't get vouchers to send them to private school after the governor-penned bill can't muster enough political support.


N.C. Charters Must Disclose Salaries, Education Officials Say

Reversing a decision from last month, education officials in North Carolina now say that charter schools must disclose employees' salaries to the public.


Louisiana Must Report Voucher Data to the U.S., Judge Rules

In a long-running dispute, a federal judge has ordered Louisiana to provide annual data to the federal government on the students participating in the state's private school voucher program.


Illinois Charter Supporters Rally Against Set of Bills Aimed at Charters

Charter advocates gathered today in Springfield to protest the introduction of ten bills that they say would restrict the startup and growth of charter schools in Illinois.


Group Slams House Majority Leader for Lack of Charter-Funding Support

A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.


Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.


Charter School Students Contribute to Higher Transportation Costs

The cost of transporting charter school students is about 44 percent higher than regular school students in Ohio, found an investigation by the Akron Beacon Journal


Bipartisan Federal Charter Bill Introduced in U.S. House

The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.


N.Y. Budget Deal Secures Facilities Funding for N.Y.C. Charters

A budget deal passed in New York puts an end to the co-location controversy for New York City charters by requiring the city provide rent-free space to new and expanding charters.


Ariz. Supreme Court: School Choice Savings Accounts Can Continue

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the state's education savings accounts program, which allows parents to spend what would have been the majority of their child's per-student funding allotment from the state on schools of their choice.


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