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September 13, 2016

Federal Report: Schools Need Clarity on Choice and Funding Issues

"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.

August 04, 2016

Washington State's Charter School Law Faces Another Lawsuit

A group of parents backed by organizations that include the Washington Education Association is challenging the latest iteration of Washington state's charter law.

August 01, 2016

What Did Trump and Clinton Say About School Choice at Conventions?

School choice was a far larger topic at the Republican National Convention than it was at the Democratic gathering in Philadelphia last month.

July 27, 2016

Does Man Blamed For Failed Turkish Coup Have Ties to U.S. Charter Schools?

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

July 19, 2016

Study Says District of Columbia Parents Picked Schools Based on Race, Distance

Researchers analyzed 22,000 applications in the District of Columbia school system to determine parents' motivations in making decisions about schools.

July 12, 2016

Online Ed. Provider, California AG Settle Dispute About Misleading Parents

K12 Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with California's state attorney general, who alleged the company misled parents about schools' academic records and exaggerated enrollments.

July 06, 2016

LAUSD, Parents' Group Reach Agreement After Two 'Parent Trigger' Attempts

The 20th Street Elementary School will be operated by a nonprofit organization under an five-year agreement with the district and a parents' group.

June 28, 2016

U.S. Education Secretary Asks Charter Schools to Rethink Discipline Practices

In a speech at the National Charter School Conference, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. urged school officials to cut back on student suspensions.

June 28, 2016

New L.A. Program Aims to Help Parents Navigate School Choice

A new effort by Parent Revolution is working to help high-needs families find and apply to district and charter schools in Los Angeles.

June 20, 2016

N.J. Charter School Helps Parents Go To College to Improve Their Involvement

About 30 parents will attend college this fall with help from the Camden charter school their children attend, building on the school's active parent-engagement program.

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