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September 29, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Awards $245 Million to Expand Charter Schools

Eight states and 15 charter school networks are named the 2016 grant recipients of the federal Charter Schools Program.

September 12, 2016

It Was an Eventful Summer for School Choice

From the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law, to major civil rights groups calling for a moratorium on charters, it's been a busy summer for school choice.

August 09, 2016

Black School Choice Group Pushes Back on NAACP Charter School Moratorium

The venerable civil rights organization and Black Lives Matter activists are calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.

June 28, 2016

Walton Foundation Pledges $250 Million for Charter School Facilities

The Walton Foundation has identified access to facilities as one of the biggest barriers to expanding charter schools nationally.

June 27, 2016

IDEA Public Schools Wins Broad Prize for Charter School Networks

IDEA Public Schools wins the Broad Prize over fellow finalists Success Academy and Yes Prep.

June 16, 2016

Controversial Charter Expansion Plan in Los Angeles Is Revamped

A controversial Los Angeles-area plan to double the number of charter schools was drastically changed to offer new opportunities for students in low-income neighborhoods in all types of public schools

May 18, 2016

Success Academy One of Three Finalists for Broad Prize for Charter Schools

Texas-based Yes Prep and IDEA Public Schools are finalists for the annual Broad Prize along with Success Academy.

May 04, 2016

Zuckerberg and Chan Recruit Former Ed. Dept. Official to Head Giving Efforts

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.

April 29, 2016

Walton Foundation Pulls Plug on Charter School Funding in Seven Cities

Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.

March 04, 2016

As LAUSD Chief Calls for District-Charter Collaboration, Here Are 3 Examples

After a contentious last few months between the district and charter supporters, Los Angeles Unified School District's new superintendent, Michelle King, says she's open to collaborating with the city's charter schools.

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