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

Fethullah Gulen, who the Turkish president is blaming for the recent failed military coup, allegedly has ties to U.S. charter schools.

A news roundup of stories about parent engagement include a piece about enrolling students in Detroit schools, getting parents involved in a struggling Bronx school, and balancing influence in schools' parent groups.

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