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July 21, 2015

Extensive K-12 Record for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Newest GOP White House Hopeful

The former congressman and current governor of the Buckeye State has a record on K-12 policy that stretches back decades and touches on education spending and school choice.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

June 19, 2015

Calif. Teachers Lodge Complaints About Online-School Practices

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

June 18, 2015

Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.

June 08, 2015

Charter Schools Turn 24. What's Next?

This year the charter school movement turns 24. Currently more than 6,000 public charter schools serve 2.9 million students. Here's a look back at the last two dozen years, highlighting 10 noteworthy trends and developments.

June 04, 2015

Good Charter School Authorizing Promotes Academic Quality, Not Red Tape

Well-meaning authorizers and legislators have larded up charter school applications with requirements. If this red tape was to ensure academic success, that would be one thing. But it's not.

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.

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 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.

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