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May 22, 2015

Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana

Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.

May 19, 2015

Broad Foundation Announces Finalists for 2015 Charter Schools Prize

The award honors high-performing charter management organizations that serve low-income students of color.

May 18, 2015

Union-Backed Court Challenges to School Choice Hit Snags in Florida, Louisiana

Teachers' unions and their allies face numerous hurdles in contesting evolving school choice laws.

May 14, 2015

Why Public School Choice Should Be Part of School Improvement Efforts

isn't one of the central principles in a democracy, the power of citizens to make choices and decisions, within some limits? Also, don't we know that there's no single design/curriculum/organization for a school in which all students succeed? I think the answer is "yes." So public school choice, including chartering, with schools open to all - no admissions tests - should be part of what we work for.

May 13, 2015

Report Finds Louisiana Charter Schools Lack Supervision

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.

May 13, 2015

Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.

May 08, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Tracking Truancy in Virtual Schools

This week's roundup has a technology theme with stories about a virtual charter school in Ohio and a small chain of Bay Area private schools that are harnessing technology in innovative ways.

May 08, 2015

Cheating Scandal Drove Enrollment in Atlanta Charters, Study Finds

A cheating scandal in the Atlanta district disproportionately hurt black students and drove enrollment in charter schools, a new study finds.

May 07, 2015

The 'Privatization' Agenda, New Orleans Edition

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss the so-called privatization agenda in public education.

May 05, 2015

School Reform, New Orleans Style

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss school reform in New Orleans and the Recovery School District

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