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September 18, 2012

Tennessee Withholds Nashville Funds After Charter Denial

The state of Tennessee said it will penalize the Metro Nashville school system for denying a charter school's application, a move the state says violated the law.

September 17, 2012

In Louisiana, Course-by-Course Choice

A new Louisiana law gives students the option to take individual courses from a variety of providers outside their district, including online programs, private schools, and even other districts.

September 17, 2012

Open-Enrollment Charter Says It's Giving Up on Nashville, for Now

Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.

September 10, 2012

Shift in Democrats' Platform on Private School Choice

The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.

August 20, 2012

California 'Parent-Trigger' Effort Thrown Back Into Turmoil

A California school board has agreed to overhaul a low-performing elementary school, but it rejects the idea of converting it to a charter school, despite the wishes of a group of parents attempting to make use of the state's "parent trigger" law.

August 17, 2012

State-Local Standoff Over Charters in Tennessee

Tennessee's state board of education has directed Nashville school officials to approve a new charter school, but local officials are vowing to fight that effort, saying they have concerns about the school's application.

August 15, 2012

Schools Look to Private Sector for Savings in Michigan

A survey of school districts in Michigan shows that private contracting for services such as food service and transportation is on the rise among the state's school districts.

July 02, 2012

Judge Blocks North Carolina Virtual School

A proposal to open a statewide virtual charter school in North Carolina has been rejected by a Wake County judge, who said the plan did not get the necesssary approval from the state board of education.

June 29, 2012

Mo. Governor Signs Charter-Expansion Law, but Says They Must Do Better

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signs into a law a measure that will allow for charter school expansion in his state, but also create tighter regulation of the sector.

June 27, 2012

Charter School 'Incubators' Project Rolls Forward

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based charter school advocacy group, is giving two awards in a competition designed to help new, promising charter school models get off the ground.

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