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September 25, 2015

Pope Francis' Visit to NYC Catholic School Highlights Unique Charter-Like Network

Pope Francis's visit to a school in New York City highlights how Catholic schools are evolving to survive after decades of substantial declines in enrollment.

September 14, 2015

School Choice Research Roundup, Summer 2015 Edition

School choice reports released this summer have run the gamut of topics, but charter schooling in New Orleans dominated with this August marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

August 27, 2015

ACLU Announces Lawsuit Challenging Nevada's New School Choice Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says it's filing a lawsuit challenging the state's new school voucher-like program also known as education savings accounts.

August 21, 2015

Milwaukee Private, Charter Schools to Benefit From New Law on Empty Buildings

Historically, the Milwaukee schools have been reluctant to sell vacant facilities, especially to potential competitors that could siphon off its students - and state funding. But new legislation is forcing the district's hand.

August 07, 2015

U.S. Charter School Network BASIS Is Opening a Private School in China

The charter school network BASIS will open a private school in Shenzhen, China, in what the organization hopes will lead to further international expansion.

July 23, 2015

North Carolina's School Vouchers Ruled Constitutional by State Supreme Court

The state's voucher program gives scholarships to low-income students to use at private schools.

July 15, 2015

School Choice Expansion Nixed from ESEA Rewrite for the Second Time

South Carolina and Republican Senator Tim Scott's attempt to add Title I portability language to the bill failed.

July 01, 2015

Will Wisc. Lawmakers Let Home-School Students Play District Sports?

A measure in Wisconsin's proposed K-12 budget would allow home-school students to play sports on public school teams.

June 26, 2015

Charter Network Launches Private Schools: Charters & Choice News Roundup

Arizona-based BASIS charter school network is starting to get into the private school business. That story and more on the Charters & Choice news roundup.

April 21, 2015

Texas Senate Approves Tax-Credit Scholarships; Will the House Go Along?

The bill would create scholarships worth up to $6,000 each for students to put towards the cost of attending private school. That's about three-quarters of what the state spends per student on public schools.

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