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May 10, 2017

Major Funding Gaps Between Charters and Regular Public Schools in Many Cities

Charter schools receive an average of 29 percent less in funding than traditional public schools, a new study from the University of Arkansas shows.

June 16, 2016

Charter Advocacy Groups Want Higher Standards for Online-Only Schools

A new report outlines the challenges facing the online-only schools and offers recommendations to hold their authorizers accountable for student performance and financial decisions.

July 08, 2015

Indiana Increases Funding for Charter Schools, Creates New Loan Program

Indiana's new budget aims to help close the state funding gap between charters and regular public schools.

June 19, 2015

Washington State's First Charter School Wins Reprieve

The Washington State Charter School Commission has given the state's first charter another shot at proving it can provide a sound education to students.

July 31, 2014

D.C. Charter School Group Claims District Underfunds Charters

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools alleges that since 2008 the District of Columbia has shortchanged its charter schools by about $770 million.

June 04, 2014

Boston Needs Charter-Like Autonomy for All Schools, Report Contends

Boston education leaders are exploring whether granting schools more authority over hiring, budgeting, and curriculum would be the best strategy for improving achievement and appealing to parents.

May 05, 2014

Florida Tax-Credit Scholarships Set to Reach Bigger Demographic

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.

May 01, 2014

Charter Schools Receive Inequitable Funding, Says Report

A new report says that charters are inequitably funded when compared to their traditional public school counterparts. One researcher argues, though, that the story may be more complicated.

April 19, 2013

Vouchers Improve Academic Outcomes, Lower Ed. Costs, Report Says

A study by a school choice advocacy organization found that such programs improve academic outcomes for students and reduce costs for taxpayers.

February 04, 2013

Gov. Perry Pushes for More Charters, Vouchers in Texas

In a speech to the state board of education, Gov. Rick Perry advocated for opening more charter schools and implementing a voucher program in Texas.

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