Charters & Choice News Roundup: Are Big Changes Coming to Ohio?

On this week's school choice news roundup: why Ohio's Governor is pledging to retool the state's charter school law, and what it's like "inside" a virtual school.

Settlement Agreement Reached in NOLA Special Education Lawsuit

The agreement includes changes to the charter renewal process.

Cyber Schools May Soon Become Reality in North Carolina

The North Carolina Board of Education is required by the state legislature to approve to virtual charter schools this year to open in 2015 as part a four-year pilot program.

Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says

In response to a major study showing poor performance among Ohio charter schools, a national education-consulting group is proposing several policy changes for the state.

Charters & Choice News Roundup: From Charter School Quality to Cherry-Picking

Experts weigh in on who benefits from charter school discipline policies and how Ohio's charter school students are performing.

Pa. District Could Become State's First All-Charter School System

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

New Orleans Special Education Lawsuit Nears Settlement

Filed in 2010, the complaint says school choice reform efforts in New Orleans have left many students with disabilities behind.

Eva Moskowitz: Goal Is to Expand Charter School Network to 100 Schools in 10 Years

The New York City charter school founder and advocate spoke in Washington Tuesday about the successes of Success Academy, as well as the challenges facing the network of charter schools.

Wisconsin School Voucher Program About to Hit 30,000 Student Mark

Wisconsin is home to one of the oldest voucher programs in the country, in Milwaukee.

Calif. Parent-Trigger Advocate Leaves Group He Founded

He says he is departing as executive director of Parent Revolution, the advocacy group he founded in Los Angeles, to pursue other opportunities.


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