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March 30, 2015

Q&A: The 'Parent-Trigger' Movement Turns Five, What's Next?

Parent-trigger advocates in California are expanding their strategies to broaden this young movement's influence, while others wonder if the idea has run its course.

March 26, 2015

Education Amendments Abound in Senate Budget 'Vote-a-Rama'

Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.

March 26, 2015

Study Examines How New Orleans Charter Schools React to Competition

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

March 26, 2015

What does "Chartering Schools" Represent?

Chartering is a lot like America at its best and worst. Freedom provides wonderful opportunities for creativity, innovation and progress. However, among our biggest challenges are to maximize constructive use of freedom, and minimize abuse.

March 25, 2015

Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.

March 25, 2015

Study: How Do New Orleans' Schools Respond to Competition?

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

March 20, 2015

Advocates Seek to Broaden California Parent-Trigger Law's Reach

In most of the seven states that have such a law, parents are reluctant to use it to transform failing schools, but California advocates forge ahead.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Governor Signs Measure to Allow Charter Schools

After years of failed efforts to pass legislation, Alabama joins 42 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing charter schools to operate.

March 19, 2015

Charter Schools Featured in Wide-Ranging Florida Education Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Charter School Bill

The Black Alliance for Educational Options calls Alabama's charter school legislation a "victory" for parents and community members.

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