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January 27, 2015

Deion Sanders' Charter School Being Forced to Surrender Its Charter

In September 2011, former NFL star Deion Sanders won the rights to open a charter school in Texas. Just over three years later, Sanders' school was dealt a deathblow.

January 27, 2015

Lessons From Boston: Rethinking Charter Schools

Meier: How can we redesign the "charter idea" as the future of education itself? We can start with expanding school autonomy.

January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 26, 2015

How Language in NCLB Draft Bill Affects School Choice

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

January 23, 2015

Charter Schools in Two Ohio Cities Push to Unionize

Staff members from three Ohio charters are seeking to organize. If they succeed, they'll join a small group of unionized charter schools nationally.

January 22, 2015

House Will Clear NCLB Reauthorization By March, Ed. Leader Says

John Kline, R-Minn., chairman of the House education committee, said he will use the Student Success Act, the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress, as the starting point for the legislative process.

January 22, 2015

New York Gov. Cuomo Ties $1.1 Billion Aid Increase to Sweeping Policy Changes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech that, "Our education system needs dramatic reform, and it has for years." What are his plans for K-12 in 2015?

January 22, 2015

New Ways to Expand Opportunities for Educators, Families, and Students

Nathan: Since 1985, Minnesota has allowed high school students to earn college credit with state funds following them, helping pay for all tuition, book and lab fees. Moreover, some of us are advocating providing start-up funds to help district faculty start new options within school districts.

January 21, 2015

New York's Governor Lays Out Big Plans for Expanding School Choice

Governor Cuomo proposed raising the cap on charter schools in New York City and creating education tax-credits for private school scholarships.

January 21, 2015

Orleans Parish District Chooses New Leader After Long Search

Henderson Lewis Jr., the schools chief in the East Feliciana Parish district, will become superintendent of schools in Orleans Parish, which operates six regular schools and oversees 14 charters in New Orleans.

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