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February 04, 2016

Denver Gets High Marks for School Choice in Brookings Report

Denver is the first large school district to receive an A grade from the Brookings Institution's annual Education Choice and Competition Index.

July 21, 2015

Home-Schooling Oversight Policies Vary Greatly From State to State, Report Says

Regulations for home schoolers vary widely across the country, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.

June 12, 2014

Delaware Bill Would Create School Choice Savings Accounts

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

July 29, 2013

School Born of California Parent-Trigger Law Opens Its Doors

The Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, in Adelanto, Calif., was created after a petition drive by parents and major political and legal fight.

December 28, 2012

Tumultuous Year in School Choice Signals Changes Ahead in K-12

In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.

November 16, 2012

School Board in 'Parent Trigger' Fight Could Face Shakeup

A pair of incumbents on the Adelanto, Calif., school board, which is at the center of a "parent trigger" battle, are on the verge of losing their seats.

October 03, 2012

Organization Questions Michigan Parent-Trigger Proposal

The organization Parent Revolution raises concerns about a Michigan "parent trigger" proposal that it says would allow for-profit operators of charter schools.

July 31, 2012

Education Advocacy Groups Seek to Engage, Tap Power of Parents

Increasing school choice, by itself, does not necessarily promote parent activism, so much as what parents experience after their children enroll in a new school, argues Andrew Kelly, author of one of a pair of papers on parent engagement, released by the American Enterprise Institute.

July 25, 2012

'Parent Trigger' Goes to the Big Screen

"Won't Back Down," slated for release this fall, is a fictional story of parents pushing for major changes at a struggling Pittsburgh, Pa., school, an effort that mirrors attempts to use "parent-trigger" policies in California and elsewhere.

July 02, 2012

Judge Blocks North Carolina Virtual School

A proposal to open a statewide virtual charter school in North Carolina has been rejected by a Wake County judge, who said the plan did not get the necesssary approval from the state board of education.

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