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October 15, 2014

Early Test Scores Show Promise for Parent Trigger, Says Advocacy Group

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

October 15, 2014

Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

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.

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