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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.

March 22, 2019

Why, and Where, Charter School Teachers Unionize

With charter school strikes and unionization drives in the news, a new report looks at why, when, and where charter organization efforts happen.

March 19, 2019

'No-Excuses' Charter Schools May Be Falling Out of Favor, Report Suggests

The numbers of proposed new charter schools known as "no-excuses" type charters has declined over the last five years, as have the rates of approval for such charters, according to new data from the National Association for Charter School Authorizers.

March 18, 2019

Who Are the Students Attending Charter Schools With Low Graduation Rates?

More than half of the nearly 1,000 public high schools where fewer than 50 percent of students earn a diploma in four years are charters, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data. Here's a look at the demographics of those schools and how they compare to regular high schools with low grad rates.

March 07, 2019

Why the 'Alternative School' Label Drastically Affects How Grad Rates Look for Charters

In one quarter of charter high schools, fewer than half of students graduate on time, according to a recent analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center. Ed Week also found that there are big variations in the number of alternative schools that states report to the federal government.

February 26, 2019

Wis. Gov. to Seek Caps on Vouchers, Charters in Proposed Budget

Gov. Tony Evers is one of several Democratic governors to come into office this year calling for a pause to school choice expansion.

February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

November 14, 2018

Chicago Charter School Founder Retires Amid Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

Noble Charter Schools CEO and founder is leaving the network over a "pattern of inappropriate behavior" toward young women connected with the network.

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 25, 2018

Washington Supreme Court Upholds State's Embattled Charter Schools

The state's highest court ruled that Washington's charter school law is mostly constitutional, and that charter schools can continue to receive public money.

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