Default closure laws are a growing trend, and although they increase accountability among charter schools, there can be downsides.
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July 02, 2014
June 27, 2014
The Detroit Free Press and education expert Jeffery Henig highlight the big differences in state charter school policies and cultures.
May 13, 2014
Among other proposals, the state auditor is calling for the creation of an independent, statewide board to oversee charters.
May 05, 2014
Florida lawmakers have approved expanded eligibility for the state's tax-credit scholarship program, while Arizona's superintendent unveiled a plan regarding aid to certain private-school students.
January 16, 2014
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
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
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
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'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
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.