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August 03, 2016

Illegal Admission Policies in California Charter Schools Detailed in ACLU Report

The ACLU of Southern California says admissions policies at about 20 percent of California charter schools violate state law.

August 02, 2016

Online Charter Schools: Fast Growth But Spotty Performance in Ohio

Full-time virtual charter school students in Ohio perform worse academically than their peers enrolled in traditional district schools, according to a study commissioned by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

July 18, 2016

The Bizarre Link Between Some U.S. Charters and the Failed Coup in Turkey

Turkey's president is blaming a longtime political foe with alleged ties to dozens of charter schools across the U.S. for a failed military coup.

July 12, 2016

Ohio's Largest Online Charter School Tries to Block Audit, Judge Says No

The 15,000-student Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow warned it may be forced to close if its funding is adjusted to reflect actual student login times.

July 11, 2016

Virtual Charter School Operator Reaches Settlement with Calif. Attorney General

K12 Inc. reached a settlement agreement with California's state attorney general, who alleged the company misled parents about the academic record of charter schools it manages.

June 16, 2016

Charter Advocacy Groups Want Higher Standards for Online-Only Schools

A new report outlines the challenges facing the online-only schools and offers recommendations to hold their authorizers accountable for student performance and financial decisions.

April 22, 2016

La. Senate Thinks It's Time to Return New Orleans Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

April 01, 2016

Lack of Parents Serving on Charter School Boards in Massachusetts, Report Says

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.

March 24, 2016

Chicago District Sues Illinois State Charter School Commission

Chicago Public Schools has filed a lawsuit against the state's charter school commission over its decision to overturn the district's decision to close three charter schools.

March 22, 2016

Shopping Around for Charter Authorizers Is a Growing Problem, Report Says

Authorizer shopping is when a charter school switches overseers to avoid getting shut down, and it's a problem that needs policymakers' attention, says a new report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

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