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July 08, 2015
Indiana's new budget aims to help close the state funding gap between charters and regular public schools.
June 19, 2015
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
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 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 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
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
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
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.
January 23, 2013
A school-funding trial in Texas has given voucher advocates a platform to argue that that strategy could save public schools money.