In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.
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December 28, 2012
November 26, 2012
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 23, 2012
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
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
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
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney navigates some tricky school choice issues in his blueprint for education.
May 11, 2012
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.