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March 02, 2015

Union-Led Charter School in N.Y.C. Closing For Poor Performance

In the wake of poor academic performance, the United Federation of Teachers will shutter the elementary and middle divisions of its charter school.

February 21, 2015

Calif. Parent-Trigger Petition to Overhaul Struggling School Hits Roadblock

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves First New Charter Schools in Seven Years

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

February 17, 2015

Achievement Gap Growing in Minnesota Charter Schools, Analysis Finds

The Minnesota Star Tribune review found that similar to traditional district schools, the highest performing charters generally served wealthier families.

February 13, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Lava Highlights Ongoing Charter School Issues

This week on the Charters & Choice news roundup: A problem very unique to Hawaii, lava flow, has exposed a well-known issue in the charter sector.

February 10, 2015

Judge OKs Special Ed. Settlement Marking Changes for New Orleans' Charter Schools

The original complaint in 2010 claimed students with disabilities were largely left behind in the massive post-Katrina school choice reform efforts that turned most of the city's public schools into charters.

February 06, 2015

Judge Says Work Needed on Proposed New Orleans Special Ed. Settlement

A judge says that objections must be addressed before a proposed settlement can go forward in a 2010 complaint alleging discrimination against students with disabilities.

February 05, 2015

Group Offers Up $35 Million for Philadelphia Charter School Expansion

The head of the influential Philadelphia School Partnership told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he hopes the $35 million will "take the cost issue off the table for the district."

February 04, 2015

Four Things Sen. Alexander Says the Feds Can Do to Expand School Choice

Speaking at an event in Washington for the release of the Brookings Institution's 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said to "put the money in the kid's backpack."

February 03, 2015

Three Florida Counties Selected for New District-Charter Collaboration Grants

Districts across the country have sought to forge such ties, but Florida's effort is unique because it's being led by the state.

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