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February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

November 06, 2018

Charter School Backers and Teachers' Unions Square Off In California's State Superintendent Race

A California election for an education post is smashing campaign spending records again, largely fueled by wealthy charter school boosters and teachers' unions.

August 02, 2018

Is LeBron James' New School Really the First of Its Kind?

The LeBron James Family Foundation has partnered with Akron Public Schools to create a school for at-risk students with a STEM-focused curriculum and extensive wrap-around services.

July 24, 2018

Fired KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg to Help Start New Schools

After being fired from KIPP over allegations of sexual misconduct, the network's co-founder Michael Feinberg is launching a new organization called the Texas School Venture Fund that will help set up new schools in the state.

June 28, 2018

How the Janus Decision Could Fuel the Growth of Charter Schools and Vouchers

In the bruising arena of school choice and electoral politics, teachers' unions have long been the primary opposition to efforts to expand charter schools and vouchers at the ballot box.

June 18, 2018

Denver Charter School Network Wins Broad Prize for Closing Achievement Gaps

The Broad Prize was launched by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The winner was announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, the largest gathering of charter advocates and leaders in the country.

December 04, 2017

Diversity in Charter Schools: Another Look at the Data and the Debate

Charter schools represent some of the most racially segregated schools in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Associated Press, reviving a long-running debate inside and outside the charter sector.

October 20, 2017

Bill Gates Plans to Invest in Charter Schools' Big Weak Spot: Special Education

This Gate's newest investment is particularly relevant because the charter school sector has long struggled with serving students with disabilities.

September 14, 2017

To Create More Diverse Charter Schools, Walton Foundation Kicks In $2 Million

The foundation will be distributing the money via grants to people launching new schools aimed at recruiting and serving students from a wider mix of socioeconomic backgrounds.

September 13, 2017

Pro-Charter School Group Fined for Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Families for Excellent Schools has paid nearly a half million dollars to settle a campaign finance complaint with the state of Massachusetts.

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