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April 07, 2014

Group Slams House Majority Leader for Lack of Charter-Funding Support

A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.

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.

April 04, 2014

High Costs for Busing Students to Charter Schools, Analysis Finds

An analysis shows it costs 44 percent more to bus Ohio charter school students to class than it costs to bus students to their neighborhood school.

April 03, 2014

Charter School Students Contribute to Higher Transportation Costs

The cost of transporting charter school students is about 44 percent higher than regular school students in Ohio, found an investigation by the Akron Beacon Journal.

April 03, 2014

We Need Changes Beyond School, Too

Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.

April 01, 2014

Bipartisan Federal Charter Bill Introduced in U.S. House

The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.

April 01, 2014

Is School Reform Needed or Not?

Pondiscio: In my very first post here, I suggested that the education reform movement needs what I called a 'Nixon to China' moment. I lamented the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate.

March 31, 2014

N.Y. Budget Deal Secures Facilities Funding for N.Y.C. Charters

A budget deal passed in New York puts an end to the co-location controversy for New York City charters by requiring the city provide rent-free space to new and expanding charters.

March 31, 2014

N.Y.C. to Get $300M for Early Education, But Without de Blasio's Tax Hike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) received funding for early education from the state, but failed to get his way with respect to charter schools.

March 30, 2014

Children Whiplashed by Politicians

It is state budget time across the country and charter schools are always on the table for debate.The privatization of education is an emerging national issue. The manner in which charter schools are handled in NYC may portend how they are handled across the nation.

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