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.
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February 16, 2017
February 09, 2017
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
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
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
The civil rights organization rocked the charter school world last fall when it called for a moratorium on all new charters.
December 15, 2016
K12 Inc., a for-profit company that operates online, public schools, runs a sophisticated lobbying and advertising operation.
December 12, 2016
New Orleans may become the first city in the country to be made up entirely of charter schools.
December 07, 2016
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
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
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools describes its new Charter School Legal Defense Fund as a "watchdog and resource."