Eight states and 15 charter school networks are named the 2016 grant recipients of the federal Charter Schools Program.
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September 29, 2016
September 12, 2016
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
The venerable civil rights organization and Black Lives Matter activists are calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.
June 28, 2016
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 the Broad Prize over fellow finalists Success Academy and Yes Prep.
June 16, 2016
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
Texas-based Yes Prep and IDEA Public Schools are finalists for the annual Broad Prize along with Success Academy.
May 04, 2016
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, 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
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.