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April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

February 27, 2014

New Orleans '250K Future of School Challenge' Launched

Educators, entrepreneurs, parents and teachers are invited to share ideas about how to create a New Orleans school with "more engaging, personalized experiences for students."

January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

December 10, 2013

New Report: Majority of New Orleans, Detroit Students in Charters

Almost 80 percent of students in New Orleans now attend charters, according to the latest tally from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

October 31, 2013

La. Officials Wrestle With How To Hold 'Alternative' Charters Accountable

A real life example of the challenges of evaluating charter schools that serve alternative populations is playing out in Louisiana.

October 21, 2013

'Rebirth: New Orleans' Examines Post-Katrina School Experiment

A documentary by PBS "NewsHour" correspondent John Merrow looks at "the greatest experiment in the history of American education," the remaking of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina.

August 27, 2013

U.S. Justice Department: Some La. Districts Shouldn't Get Vouchers

The federal government is seeking to prevent future vouchers from being awarded in Louisiana districts under desegregation orders.

August 26, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Justice Moves to Halt Vouchers in Some La. Districts

The federal government is seeking to prevent future vouchers from being awarded in Louisiana districts under desegregation orders.

June 18, 2013

D.C. Principal to Get Leadership Award

A D.C. charter school principal is awarded for outstanding leadership.

June 14, 2013

Newark Pushes for a Common Application for Charter Enrollment

Newark has announced an effort to create a common application for student admission for all charter schools and regular public schools in the district.

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