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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.

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.

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