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February 15, 2013

A Round-Up of School Choice Legislation Across the U.S.

From vouchers and tax credits to charter schools and parent trigger laws, many state legislatures are debating the merits and drawbacks of school choice.

January 18, 2013

'Parent Trigger' Pulled in an LAUSD Elementary School

Parents at the 24th Street Elementary School in LAUSD presented a 'parent trigger' petition to district officials yesterday.

January 09, 2013

Calif. Parent-Trigger Charter Advances, and New Effort Begins in Conn.

The Adelanto School Board voted to uphold the charter recommendation of the Desert Trails Parent Union in Calif., while in Conn., parents are pursuing an elementary school turnaround.

December 28, 2012

Tumultuous Year in School Choice Signals Changes Ahead in K-12

In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.

December 27, 2012

Paper Sketches Parent Trigger History, Offers Critique

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform outlines the history of parent trigger laws and provides suggestions for alternate paths to school reform.

November 16, 2012

School Board in 'Parent Trigger' Fight Could Face Shakeup

A pair of incumbents on the Adelanto, Calif., school board, which is at the center of a "parent trigger" battle, are on the verge of losing their seats.

October 15, 2012

Taking a Break From the Blog....but Coming Back Soon

I'll be taking a month of leave, but the blog posts will keep coming on Charters & Choice.

October 08, 2012

Wash. Ballot Item No 'Trigger,' Backers Say

A Washington state ballot item does not contain a "parent-trigger" provision -- at least not in the way similar policies are worded in other states, a legislative analyst says.

October 03, 2012

Organization Questions Michigan Parent-Trigger Proposal

The organization Parent Revolution raises concerns about a Michigan "parent trigger" proposal that it says would allow for-profit operators of charter schools.

September 28, 2012

Battle Over 'Won't Back Down' Won't End Anytime Soon

Friends and foes of the new movie "Won't Back Down," are waging a P.R. war over the film's accuracy and value as commentary on efforts to transform American schools.

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