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September 07, 2014

The Accountability Timeline: Putting Students First

The standards are new. The evaluation systems are new. Everyone has to learn something. Now even those who put them in place in the first place are rethinking the accountability timeline.

May 21, 2014

National Charter School Group Highlights 2013 Victories

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

May 14, 2014

Draft Overhaul of Federal Student Privacy Law Released by U.S. Senators Markey, Hatch

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.

April 28, 2014

Paper Slams Privately Run Charters, Rocketship Model, for Wisconsin Schools

School reform efforts, especially blended-learning charters like Rocketship Education, could negatively impact students in Wisconsin, a new paper argues.

April 08, 2014

Illinois Charter Supporters Rally Against Set of Bills Aimed at Charters

Charter advocates gathered today in Springfield to protest the introduction of ten bills that they say would restrict the startup and growth of charter schools in Illinois.

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

April 01, 2014

Bipartisan Federal Charter Bill Introduced in U.S. House

The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.

March 17, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers OK Increase in Graduation Requirements

The measure would increase course requirements in science, foreign languages, and the arts.

February 20, 2014

Judge Declines to Dismiss North Carolina Voucher Lawsuit and Other Voucher News

While the North Carolina voucher program makes its way through the legal system, lawmakers in Alaska and Indiana debate voucher programs there.

February 14, 2014

Special Education Vouchers Could Be Coming to Mississippi

The state's House of Representatives and Senate approved parallel bills to create a voucher program for special education students yesterday.

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