Authorizing has been getting increased attention lately as some state- and press-led investigations have revealed cases of systematic academic and financial failure in charter schools.
More than 50 of the roughly 70 candidates endorsed by a Long Island, N.Y. opt-out group won seats on their local school boards this week.
Parents in New York who send their children to private or out-of-district schools would receive tax credits under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.
This report points out flaws with the academic and financial oversight of Louisiana's charter school system and calls for a moratorium on new charters.
Same-sex parents are raising more than 210,000 children under age 18 across the U.S., according to a demographic study of such couples.
New York City parents give Mayor Bill de Blasio unsatisfactory grades for failing to reduce class size and increase public accountability.
Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.
The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.
While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.