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January 16, 2014

Voucher Students Should Participate in State Tests, Says Fordham

Private schools accepting voucher- and tax-credit-scholarship students should be required to administer state tests to those students and disclose the results, says the Fordham Institute.

January 14, 2014

New Advocacy Group Seeks to Expose Corporate Ties to Ed. Department

A new advocacy group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests seeking to expose ties between U.S. Department of Education officials and education corporations.

January 30, 2013

Charters' Path to Success or Failure Set Early, Study Finds

Charter schools' initial performance, whether good or bad, is a strong predictor of whether they succeed over time, a new, far-reaching study finds.

December 06, 2012

Effort to Tighten Charter School Regulation Gets Foundation Support

The Walton Family Foundation pledges $5.2 million to a national group's campaign to improve regulations and ensure that underperforming schools close.

December 05, 2012

Louisiana Approves Course Providers, Despite Court Defeat on Vouchers

Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved 45 providers to offer classes in a "Course Choice" program, despite a court ruling that puts the system's funding in doubt.

November 28, 2012

A New Campaign to Close Sub-Par Charter Schools

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers sets a goal of getting 1 million more children into 3,000 high-performing schools, and shutting down bad ones, over the next five years.

November 21, 2012

Charter Advocates Lobby to Restore Tax Credit for Facilities

Backers of charter schools are asking Congress to re-establish a tax credit they say has been critical in helping some of the independent schools secure funding for facilities.

October 29, 2012

Kentucky 'Districts of Innovation' Will Allow Greater Flexibility

A new Kentucky initiative was previewed on Friday that will allow some districts to have flexibility from laws and regulations regarding curriculum, instruction, structure, scheduling, and funding.

October 15, 2012

Advocacy Group Offers a Prototype for Charter School Law

The Center for Education Reform argues that model charter school legislation should include multiple authorizers of those schools, and allow for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations to manage them.

October 08, 2012

Lawsuit Alleges Political Activity on Taxpayer Dime in Ga.

A group of taxpayers in Georgia is alleging that Fulton and Gwinnett county officials have used public resources to campaign against a Novembe charter schools measure.

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