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February 16, 2017

What's Happening With Virtual Charter Schools This Year?

With legislative sessions now underway in many states, there's not much action so far around virtual charter schools—either in pushes to expand them or efforts to regulate them more.

February 09, 2017

D.C. Charter School Suspension Rates Are Twice the National Average

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that charter schools in the District of Columbia are suspending and expelling students at significantly higher rates than the national average.

February 03, 2017

Charter School Enrollment Breaks 3 Million Mark, Says Advocacy Group

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools estimates there are 3.1 million students enrolled in nearly 7,000 charter schools nationally.

January 30, 2017

New Orleans' Remaining District Schools Move Closer to Charter Conversion

The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.

January 11, 2017

NAACP Stops in Memphis on National Tour to Talk Charter Schools

The civil rights organization rocked the charter school world last fall when it called for a moratorium on all new charters.

December 15, 2016

How Much Does K12 Inc. Spend on Lobbying? Some Shareholders Are Asking

K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.

December 12, 2016

New Orleans Schools Chief Signals City's Last District Schools May Become Charters

New Orleans may become the first city in the country to be made up entirely of charter schools.

December 07, 2016

Betsy DeVos Helped Create Michigan's Charter Sector. Here's How It's Doing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has played a significant role in shaping Michigan's charter school sector.

December 05, 2016

North Carolina Online Charter Schools Struggle in First Year, State Report Shows

Low grades and high student withdrawal rates from North Carolina's two virtual charter schools prompt a state board of education member to warn that state officials need "to be on our toes."

November 28, 2016

National Advocacy Group Launches Charter School Legal Defense Fund

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools describes its new Charter School Legal Defense Fund as a "watchdog and resource."

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