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March 27, 2019

Feds Spent Hundreds of Millions on Charters That Shut Down or Never Opened, Report Says

The Network for Public Education, which strongly opposes charter schools, also highlights years of problems in the U.S. Department of Education's charter school grant program that were identified in a series of Office of Inspector General reports.

November 30, 2018

Can A Private School Receiving Voucher Money Ban a Student Over Dreadlocks?

The ACLU and NAACP have filed formal civil rights complaints against the school for its dress code policies, another case that highlights the blurring lines in public oversight for private schools that accept state aid in the form of vouchers.

November 07, 2018

Expansion of School Vouchers Gets Trounced in Arizona

Proposition 305 had become one of the most contentious ballot-box battles over school choice in the 2018 midterm elections. But its loss is not necessarily a defeat for school choice advocates.

November 06, 2018

Charter School Backers and Teachers' Unions Square Off In California's State Superintendent Race

A California election for an education post is smashing campaign spending records again, largely fueled by wealthy charter school boosters and teachers' unions.

October 19, 2018

Arizona Voters Will Determine Whether to Massively Expand School Voucher Eligibility

The push to make 1.1 million of Arizona's school children eligible for vouchers has been both contentious and confounding,with questions about whether voters are interpreting the ballot language correctly.

September 18, 2018

Who Benefits From Tax Breaks for Private School Scholarships? A New GAO Report Breaks It Down

Tax-credit scholarship programs, the lesser-known cousin to school vouchers and another school choice policy promoted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, are the subject of a new Government Accountability Office report.

August 21, 2018

Is 'Voucher' a Bad Word? What the Public Thinks About School Choice

In the era of Betsy DeVos, public opinion may have soured on the word voucher, but not the idea, a new poll finds.

May 31, 2018

Getting a Private School Voucher in D.C. Lowers Students' Math Scores, Study Finds

A federal study of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income students found that two years into the voucher program students perform significantly worse in math than their peers.

May 17, 2018

Fate of Washington's Charter School Law to Be Decided, Again, by State Supreme Court

For the second time in two years, Washington state's charter school law goes before the state's supreme court, and a ruling on the case could come at a politically precarious time for charter school advocates.

April 02, 2018

For-Profit Charter School Students Doing Better on Math in Michigan, Study Finds

Students at a for-profit charter school network in Betsy DeVos' home state of Michigan are out-performing their public school peers in math, according to a new study.

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