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January 16, 2014

Voucher Students Should Participate in State Tests, Says Fordham

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.

December 28, 2012

Tumultuous Year in School Choice Signals Changes Ahead in K-12

In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.

November 27, 2012

New Jersey Charters Score Well, Study Finds

An analysis by Stanford University researchers shows charter schools outperforming traditional public schools in New Jersey, though urban charters fared better than their rural counterparts.

August 28, 2012

Texas Students Enter Charters With Leg Up?

A study argues that students who attend Texas charter schools tend to arrive with stronger academic skills than students entering comparable, regular public schools.

August 07, 2012

Charter School to Share Analytical Tools Nationwide

Aspire Public Schools, a California charter school operator, says it will make Schoolzilla, its tool for analyzing student performance, available for free to schools around the country.

July 27, 2012

Union Fights State Effort to Implement La. Voucher Program

A Louisiana teachers' union has sent a letter to private schools warning them not to participate in the state's new voucher program while legal challenges to it are ongoing. The letter has drawn an angry reaction from state officials.

May 24, 2012

A Closer Look at Romney's Vision for School Choice

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney navigates some tricky school choice issues in his blueprint for education.

May 11, 2012

Authorizers Can Still Shut Down Bad Charters, Despite ESEA Waivers, Feds Say

Charter school authorizers will still have the ability to shut down low-performing charter schools, despite the flexibility provided in waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance released this week.



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