Critics of the federally funded voucher program quickly pounced on the study's findings to throw cold water on the Trump administration's push to expand private school voucher programs.
The state is facing criticism for its charter oversight, including by former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich who is on a state speaking tour about charter schools.
Sydney Chaffee, a 9th grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Public Charter School, is believed to be the first educator selected for the honor while teaching in a charter school.
Researchers examined charter school applications in four states to determine risk factors for low test scores in the schools' first years of operation.
The new education savings law in Arizona allows a maximum of about 5,500 new students per year to receive state funds for private school costs.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill assuring all students in the state an average of $4,400 to spend on private schools and touted by Republicans as a way to improve student achievement.
There's a kind of choice Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could highlight that doesn't deal with controversial programs like vouchers, and it deals with classes, not schools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a major supporter of school choice, will visit a Miami charter school this week, one of her first stops at a charter since joining the Trump administration.
Bills to expand or create new public school choice options, including vouchers, have been introduced in 34 states, but some have failed despite the Trump administration's enthusiasm for expanding choice.
An Indiana bill that critics say would reduce accountability for voucher schools has passed a state Senate panel and is on it's way to the full Senate. The bill has already passed the Indiana House.