Eight states and 15 charter school networks are named the 2016 grant recipients of the federal Charter Schools Program.
The decision was based on how the voucher-like program is financed, not on the program itself, which is unprecedented in its scope.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Black Alliance for Educational Options organized a group of 160 black educators, advocates, lawmakers and religious leaders to sign a letter to the NAACP.
"Providing quality information to clarify requirements and responsibilities—including adapting to emerging trends—is a key federal internal control," a Government Accountability Office report states.
"I see it as a way for children that are growing up in low-income families or in families that are below the poverty line to have a chance," Evan McMullin said in an interview.
A group of parents backed by organizations that include the Washington Education Association is challenging the latest iteration of Washington state's charter law.
School choice was a far larger topic at the Republican National Convention than it was at the Democratic gathering in Philadelphia last month.
Florida parents are attempting to raise funds to file a lawsuit so that 3rd graders won't be retained this year based on standardized tests.
New York state is allocating $20 million for initiatives to help boys and young men of color, including $6 million for school district family engagement programs this year.
Desert Trails Preparatory Academy is continuing to operate in an Adelanto Elementary School District building, even though it now has a charter agreement under the county education board, under an arbitrator's ruling