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December 19, 2014

Settlement Agreement Reached in NOLA Special Education Lawsuit

The agreement includes changes to the charter renewal process.

December 18, 2014

Cyber Schools May Soon Become Reality in North Carolina

The North Carolina Board of Education is required by the state legislature to approve to virtual charter schools this year to open in 2015 as part a four-year pilot program.

December 12, 2014

Pa. District Could Become State's First All-Charter School System

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 11, 2014

New Orleans Special Education Lawsuit Nears Settlement

Filed in 2010, the complaint says school choice reform efforts in New Orleans have left many students with disabilities behind.

December 09, 2014

Eva Moskowitz: Goal Is to Expand Charter School Network to 100 Schools in 10 Years

The New York City charter school founder and advocate spoke in Washington Tuesday about the successes of Success Academy, as well as the challenges facing the network of charter schools.

December 08, 2014

Deadline Nears for Ohio's New Parent-Trigger Law

Twenty Columbus, Ohio schools are eligible for sweeping education reforms under the state's parent-trigger law, but parents haven't sought to use the controversial strategy.

December 05, 2014

Parent-Trigger Law Proponent Ben Austin Resigns From Group He Founded

He says he is departing as executive director of Parent Revolution, the advocacy group he founded in Los Angeles, to pursue other opportunities.

December 05, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The Case for Competition

Today on the weekly Charters & Choice news roundup, we'll look at the case for competition: does competition from charters improve traditional schools and how are school districts handling the new paradigm?

December 04, 2014

If Charters Work, What Is the Reason?

Charter theories are sometimes built on the idea of school "fit." At other times, they're based on the notion that the free market knows best. Andy Smarick and I discuss.

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