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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.

October 02, 2012

Georgia Department of Ed: We're Neutral on Referendum

Georgia's Department of Education places a banner on its website making it clear that the agency has no official position on a controversial charter schools referendum.

September 26, 2012

Deal Possible to End N.H. Charter Moratorium

New Hampshire's board of education recently imposed a moratorium on new charter schools, but the panel's chairman says an agreement is possible to end it.

September 21, 2012

New Hampshire Approves Moratorium on Charter Schools

New Hampshire's board of education approves a state moratorium on charter schools, though local applications can still go forward.

September 21, 2012

Ky. Court Sides With School Boards on School Assignment

Kentucky's Supreme Court says that school boards have broad powers to assign students to schools over the wishes of parents, who may want a spot for their children in the nearest one.

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