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October 10, 2019

DeVos Announces Plan to Encourage More Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones

Private consultants will work with charter school networks to assist in opening more of the schools in economically distressed areas under a plan announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.

October 06, 2019

Two Governors, Two Partisan Showdowns With Their State Legislatures

As education politics have grown more divisive at the state and national levels over things like school choice, spending, and civil rights, clashes between Democrats and Republicans become particularly heated.

October 03, 2019

The State With the Most Charter Schools Just Gave Districts More Power to Reject Them

California school districts will have expanded authority to reject new charter school applications under a set of bills signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

October 03, 2019

What Can We Learn From Betsy DeVos' School Visits? Explore Our Interactive Map

Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."

October 01, 2019

Is Trump's Team Pessimistic About Its Big Education Plan's Chances? This Could Be Why

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.

September 25, 2019

No Measurable Gap Between Charters, Traditional Public Schools on National Tests

"School Choice in the United States: 2019" from the National Center for Education Statistics also found that Hispanic students constituted a plurality (33 percent) of charter school enrollment in 2016-17.

August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

August 18, 2019

A Big Charter School Struggle Has Been Galvanized by a Democratic Governor

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.

July 31, 2019

If Charter Schools Build It, Will States Help Pay For It?

A report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says most states have some kind of policy supporting charter schools' facilities needs, but their approaches to the issue vary significantly.

July 21, 2019

Cory Booker's Brother, a Failed Charter School, and the Presidential Race

The senator and Democratic presidential candidate's brother, who once co-founded a charter school that was forced to close, is in the news after being hired to work on early-childhood education in New Jersey.

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