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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 24, 2017

Trump's Budget Disappoints Many School Choice Advocates Too

Although school choice was a clear winner in President Trump's proposed budget, many school choice advocates were hesitant in their support of the spending plan.

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.

May 14, 2017

Most Americans Don't Know Much About School Choice. But Many Like It.

A new poll finds most people know little about charter schools and private-school vouchers, despite the high-profile attention school choice has received under President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

May 12, 2017

Colo. Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring School Districts Split Funds With Charters

Charter school advocates are calling the bill "historic."

May 03, 2017

Trump Talks Up D.C. Vouchers Amid Questions About Their Academic Benefits

At an event promoting school choice at the White House, Trump praised the Opportunity Scholarship Program for improving children's lives and for its high graduation rate.

May 01, 2017

Finalists for Broad Charter Prize Include Success Academy, STEM-Centric Networks

The $250,000 prize is given out by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to reward charter management groups for strong academic outcomes.

April 27, 2017

D.C. Vouchers Show Negative Impact on Student Achievement, Study Finds

Critics of the federally funded voucher program quickly pounced on the study's findings to throw cold water on the Trump administration's push to expand private school voucher programs.

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