Parent-trigger advocates in California are expanding their strategies to broaden this young movement's influence, while others wonder if the idea has run its course.
A well-known charter school network pulls out of Memphis at the last minute, while measures creating voucher programs grow more popular with state legislatures. Those stories and more on this week's Charters & Choice News Roundup.
The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.
Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.
It's been a good week for charter advocates: a respected research group released positive findings regarding urban charter school performance, and Alabama passed a charter school law.
After years of failed efforts to pass legislation, Alabama joins 42 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing charter schools to operate.
A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.
If the governor signs the bill, only seven states without charter laws will remain.
The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice's policy expert Leslie Hiner weighs in on what's cooking in state legislatures.