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May 27, 2015

Chiefs for Change Group Expands and Shifts Membership

The three new members are Chris Barbic, the head of the Tennessee Achievement School District; Dale Erquiaga, the Nevada state chief; and Mike Miles, the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District.

December 23, 2014

Mass. Gov.-Elect Picks K-12 Philanthropy Official as New Education Secretary

Jim Peyser currently works for the NewSchools Venture Fund, and has strong ties to charter schools and past Republican governors in the Bay State.

November 19, 2014

Charters Aren't Owed Funding That Equals District School Aid, Ariz. Court Rules

The appeals court determined that there are significant differences between the two sectors that justify funding disparities between charters and district schools.

November 05, 2014

Tom Torlakson Declares Victory in Calif. Chief's Election

Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.

September 19, 2014

Furloughs and Failing Schools: Audio from the Governor's Race in Georgia

Keen on hearing more about education in the Georgia governor's race? Listen to the two candidates stake out their turf on K-12 issues.

September 16, 2014

K-12 Spending and Charters Spark Testy Clashes in Georgia Governor's Race

When education comes up in the Georgia governor's race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter, one theme is clear: money talks.

September 12, 2014

Charter School Model in Louisiana Catches Eye of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.

February 03, 2014

N.J. State Lawmaker Tries to Bolster Local Control in Troubled Newark District

The state-run Newark district has been roiled recently by conflicts about charter-school expansion and school closures.

December 10, 2013

Pa. Charter-School Bill Cuts Cyber-Charter Funding, But Angers District Advocates

The proposed bill from a state Republican lawmaker would allow certain institutes of higher education to authorize charter schools in Pennsylvania.

November 25, 2013

Challenge to Charter-School Law in Wash. State Now in Judge's Hands

Foes of the 2012 state law allowing charters say it runs afoul of the state constitution, but its defenders say it's a key piece of the state's education policy shift.

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