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October 15, 2014

Huge Disparity in Per-Pupil Spending in Washington-Area Schools, Report Shows

On the low end, Prince George's County in Maryland spent $10,408 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, while the District of Columbia's public charter schools spent $18,150 per pupil, according to an analysis of spending data by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

October 09, 2014

Survey Finds Parents Mixed on Schools, Teachers' Unions, Improvement Strategies

Most parents are satisfied with their community schools, but unsure on what path schools should take to improve, according to the results of a new national poll from Education Post.

October 08, 2014

Students First Picks Michelle Rhee's Successor

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 03, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Protests and the Priciest Private Schools

This week's news roundup features stories on a charter school rally in New York City, America's 50 most expensive private K-12 schools, and much more.

October 03, 2014

Are Charter Schools Needed in Rural Areas?

Only 16 percent of charter schools are in rural areas, and some question whether they benefit rural communities.

October 03, 2014

Chicago District Puts Hold on Approving New Charter Schools This Fall

Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.

October 03, 2014

Chicago District Says No to New Charter Schools This Fall

Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.

October 02, 2014

New Website Aims to Compare Ohio Charters, Districts for Parents

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.

October 01, 2014

D.C. and Louisiana Are 'Healthiest' Charter Systems in New Rankings

The 2014 Health of the Charter Sector report examines the gap between policy and practice by looking at the levels of growth, quality and innovation in state's charter sectors.

September 30, 2014

Louisiana Teachers' Union Sues to Halt Charter School Funding

A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune.

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