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May 24, 2017

Los Angeles Offers Playbook for Charter School Expansion Efforts Nationally

In this Q&A, the head of the country's largest charter advocacy group discusses what the recent Los Angeles school board elections mean for charter schools locally and nationally.

May 22, 2017

Will a Pro-Charter Victory in Los Angeles Build Momentum in Other Districts?

Steve Zimmer, the recently ousted president of the Los Angeles school board, says the millions of dollars spent securing a pro-charter school majority on that district's board will embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.

May 17, 2017

Charter Advocates Win Majority on Los Angeles School Board

A new majority of pro-charter members will now oversee the nation's second largest school district, long a battleground in the larger fight over the expansion of charter schools.

May 16, 2017

Charter-Union Showdown in Los Angeles: Massive Spending on School Board Race

The outcome of the election that has attracted a windfall of outside spending will determine whether the Los Angeles school board tilts for or against more charters in the nation's second largest district.

February 01, 2017

Charter School Booster and Billionaire, Eli Broad, Urges Senators to Drop DeVos

In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.

November 23, 2016

School Choice Advocates Weigh In on Trump's Education Secretary Pick

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has a long record of supporting school choice.

September 29, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Awards $245 Million to Expand Charter Schools

Eight states and 15 charter school networks are named the 2016 grant recipients of the federal Charter Schools Program.

September 12, 2016

It Was an Eventful Summer for School Choice

From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.

August 09, 2016

Black School Choice Group Pushes Back on NAACP Charter School Moratorium

The venerable civil rights organization and Black Lives Matter activists are calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.

June 28, 2016

Walton Foundation Pledges $250 Million for Charter School Facilities

The Walton Foundation has identified access to facilities as one of the biggest barriers to expanding charter schools nationally.

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