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March 13, 2018

In a Big Win for Charter School Advocates, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Charter Funding Is Constitutional

Charter advocates have been fighting back similar legal challenges in other states.

March 05, 2018

Teachers' Unions Are Making Gains in Charter School Networks. What's Behind the Trend?

But whatever trends in charter school unionization we're seeing now could be completely scrambled by the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decisions in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

January 30, 2018

Growth of Charter Schools Is Slowing Down. Here's What's Behind the Trend

Soaring real estate prices, teacher shortages, and bruising political battles are likely contributing to the slow down in charter school growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, which researchers say is a microcosm of what's taking place across the country.

January 19, 2018

Want to Become an Education 'Reformer'? There Are Online Courses for That

A number of free, online courses are offered to help local advocates and lawmakers get steeped in education policy and related issues with the goal of more effectively pushing for changes to public schools, such as expanding choice or stricter accountability for teachers.

January 11, 2018

How DeVos, Trump, and Midterm Elections May Affect New School Choice Laws

Midterm elections—not necessarily U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump—are likely to have the most impact on efforts to expand school choice in the states in 2018, advocates say.

December 20, 2017

Does the Tax Bill Help Fulfill Trump's $20 Billion School Choice Promise?

Although expanding 529 savings accounts to include private K-12 tuition is a big victory for school choice advocates under Trump, not all school choice supporters are on board with the idea.

December 19, 2017

Washington's Embattled Charter School Law Heads to State Supreme Court Again

It's been quite the political odyssey for Washington's charter school law which first passed by voter referendum in 2012. Here's why this case matters beyond the state.

November 21, 2017

Online Charter Schools in North Carolina Petition to Go From Pilot to Permanent

The state's two virtual charter schools have earned poor marks from the state's accountability system in the few years they've been operating.

November 08, 2017

Union-Backed Candidates Win Control of Key District in Battle Over Vouchers

The union victory will likely spell the end of a Colorado county's school-voucher program as well as a high-profile lawsuit that could have become a vehicle for expanding vouchers across the country.

November 02, 2017

This District Is the Latest Front in the Fight Over School Choice

Two things are at stake: the pro-school choice majority on school board in Colorado's Douglas County and the fate of a lawsuit over school vouchers that could land back in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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