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September 26, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Bill Clinton, Home School, and Banned Books

A look back at the week in school choice news and beyond. From the "original charter school promise" to the early days of the home school movement to the most-banned books of the last decade, here is this week's Charters & Choice news roundup.

August 15, 2014

Number of N.C. Home Schoolers Exceeds State's Private School Enrollment

Mounting common-core criticism in North Carolina is mentioned by some parents as a factor in choosing to home school their children, one advocate says.

August 15, 2014

'Why We Unschool': One Family's Account in Outside Magazine

The magazine has a first-person account of a family whose sons set their own educational agendas.

August 15, 2014

Outside Magazine Goes Back to 'Unschool'

The magazine has a first-person account of a family whose sons set their own educational agendas.

June 03, 2014

Supreme Court's Treaty Decision Allays Conservative Groups' Education Concerns

A case on a chemical-weapons prosecution had raised worries about whether the federal government would infringe on states' rights over education.

March 03, 2014

Supreme Court Denies Appeal From German Home-Schoolers

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal from a German family that is seeking U.S. asylum because it contends that it faces persecution for home schooling in its native country.

January 24, 2014

National School Choice Week Aims to Spread Awareness

This Sunday marks the kickoff of the fourth annual National School Choice Week, which promotes school choice options through a variety of colorful events.

November 05, 2013

Unusual Supreme Court Mix: Chemical Weapons, Treaties, and Education

Groups worry in a case on a chemical-weapons pact that education and family law treaties might require the federal government to wade into policies that traditionally are state prerogatives.

October 31, 2013

Military Bases Provide Support for Home Schoolers

Military bases are providing more support and resources for the growing number of military families who are choosing to home school their children.

October 09, 2013

Is "School Choice" an Anti-Public School Sentiment?

So can public schools thrive in a school choice environment? I think so, yes. Options like charter, magnet, private, online and homeschool curricula are not meant to undermine the nation's public schools but to build them up through shared quality standards. There is room for all choices in K-12 schools and students benefit from the options.

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