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April 23, 2014

Creating Community in a Choice-Heavy School District

The New American Foundation gathered a panel of experts to discuss building community in an era of school choice.

April 23, 2014

Is School Choice Strengthening Our Communities, Or Tearing Them Apart?

At a recent groundbreaking for a new school in Washington, D.C., writer Sam Chaltain wonders what the arrival of a new charter school will mean for the neighborhood that surrounds it -- and what the loss of the building's previous school might have set in motion.

April 23, 2014

Teachers at Pa. Cyber Charter School Become First to Form Union

Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in an effort to negotiate higher wages.

April 22, 2014

Muskegon Heights Charter District Still Plagued By Financial Struggles

The Muskegon Heights school district, which was taken over by an emergency manager and converted into an all-charter district, continues to struggle financially.

April 21, 2014

Laws in 11 States Require Closure of Low-Performing Charters

The laws require authorizers to reject charter renewals if they do not meet certain benchmarks.

April 16, 2014

N.C. Charters Must Disclose Salaries, Education Officials Say

Reversing a decision from last month, education officials in North Carolina now say that charter schools must disclose employees' salaries to the public.

April 09, 2014

Annotating the News: Local Control, Democratic Coalition, and Charters

4-9-14: Brief comments on California's Local Control Funding, cracks in the Democratic Coalition, and Charter Schools

April 08, 2014

Illinois Charter Supporters Rally Against Set of Bills Aimed at Charters

Charter advocates gathered today in Springfield to protest the introduction of ten bills that they say would restrict the startup and growth of charter schools in Illinois.

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.

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