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September 17, 2018

Is There a Growing Political Backlash to For-Profit Charter Schools?

Ohio's Democratic candidate for governor calls for a ban on for-profit companies running charter schools, while a new law in California does just that.

April 12, 2018

New Mexico's Largest Cyber Charter School Loses Appeal to Stay Open

New Mexico Connections received two years of F grades on the state's accountability system and failed to live up its potential, the state's chief school official says.

April 11, 2018

After Threatened Walkout, Teachers Win Contract at Online Charter School

Inspired by walkouts in West Virginia and Oklahoma, teachers in California's largest online charter school were preparing to strike if their new union could not reach an agreement with their school's management.

January 24, 2018

Too Big to Fail? Why Large Cyber Charter Schools Rarely Get Shut Down

Closing a school that enrolls over 10,000 students from across the state presents officials with a unique set of problems.

January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week: Annual Public Relations Campaign Kicks Off

The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.

December 21, 2017

F-Rated Cyber Charter Loses Renewal Bid, But That Doesn't Mean It Will Close

In New Mexico, a new report finds widespread academic and financial problems among the state's three cyber charter schools, issues that closely mirror the niche schooling sector in other states.

December 14, 2017

Cyber Charters Continue to Struggle: A State-by-State Look at Reports of Trouble

Explore local reports on cyber charters by state in this interactive map.

November 21, 2017

Online Charter Schools in North Carolina Petition to Go From Pilot to Permanent

The state's two virtual charter schools have earned poor marks from the state's accountability system in the few years they've been operating.

September 29, 2017

In a Rare Move for the Sector, Indiana's First Online Charter School to Close

Hoosier Academies Virtual's board voted this week not to re-up the school's charter contrac, because it didn't believe the school could make a successful case for renewal.

September 13, 2017

Fight Over One of the Largest Virtual Charters Heads to Ohio's High Court

The legal fight over attendance numbers and $60 million in public money between the state of Ohio and the school, known as the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, has been steadily rising through the lower courts over the past year.

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