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March 17, 2014

Pearson Faces Scrutiny for Role in Maine's New, Virtual Charter School

Some Maine residents and lawmakers are worried about the implications of Pearson's involvement, through Connections Education LLC, in the state's first virtual charter school.

February 25, 2014

Changes Coming to Charters in N.Y.C., D.C., and Philadelphia

Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.

February 19, 2014

States Struggle to Hash Out Funding Formulas for Virtual Charter Schools

Several issues complicate the creation of funding formulas for virtual charter schools, says a new primer published by the Education Commission on the States.

January 16, 2014

Texas Charter System Accused of Teaching Creationism

An investigative piece in Slate claims that a Texas charter system with 65 schools is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

December 19, 2013

N.J. Charter Review Process Is Working, Says State Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the education commissioner was justified in denying Quest Academy a charter.

December 02, 2013

Judge Set to Rule on Lawsuit Against Charter Schools in Washington State

Foes of the 2012 state law allowing charters say it runs afoul of the state constitution, but its defenders say it's a key piece of the state's education policy shift.

November 15, 2013

Researcher Critiques Study on Spec. Ed. Students in Charters

Julie Mead, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, casts doubt on a recent study's conclusion that charter schools do not 'counsel out' students with special needs.

August 21, 2013

Americans Support Charters, Oppose Vouchers, Poll Finds

While nearly 70 percent of those surveyed back charter schools, the same number are against allowing public dollars to flow to private schools.

August 20, 2013

Number of Charters on Native American Reservations Grows

Over the past five years, 12 new charter schools have opened on Native American reservations, says a new analysis.

August 06, 2013

Districts Respond to Charter Competition With Collaboration

In response to increased competition from charter schools, many districts have pursued partnerships with them, says an Education Next article.

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