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April 05, 2017

DeVos' Charter Visit: a Sports-Focused School Backed by Pitbull

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a major supporter of school choice, will visit a Miami charter school this week, one of her first stops at a charter since joining the Trump administration.

March 29, 2017

Charter Leaders to Trump: Your Budget Should Help All Schools, Not Just 'Choice'

Three top CEOs in the charter school world wrote that while they appreciate the president's plan to boost funding for charter schools, Trump needs to rethink his approach to education.

March 27, 2017

How President Trump's Budget Could Hurt Charters and Private Schools

President Trump's proposed cuts to major K-12 programs such as Title II would hit charters and private schools in ways that are similar to traditional public schools.

March 21, 2017

Trump Wants to Use Title I to Boost School Choice, But the Devil's in the Details

The Politics K-12's team took a look at Trump's proposal to use $1 billion in additional Title I aid to states to encourage public school choice.

March 16, 2017

School Choice a Big Winner in President Trump's Budget

President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget would carve more than $13 billion from federal education spending, but would boost investments on school choice initiatives like vouchers and charter school grants.

March 15, 2017

Why Aren't More Charter Schools Opening?

The number of new charter school openings has dropped dramatically in recent years, perhaps because of a notable decline in the numbers of applications to open new charters. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers is pledging to find out why.

March 02, 2017

How Might Trump Create a Federal Tax-Credit Scholarship Program?

As the Trump administration decides how to pursue a federal school choice agenda, one option it is considering is turning to Congress to create tax-credit scholarships, akin to programs that exist already in 17 states.

February 16, 2017

What's Happening With Virtual Charter Schools This Year?

With legislative sessions now underway in many states, there's not much action so far around virtual charter schools—either in pushes to expand them or efforts to regulate them more.

February 16, 2017

One Week In, Betsy DeVos Continues Outreach to School Choice Supporters

In her first public address as a confirmed member of President Donald Trump's administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose to speak to members of the Magnet School Association of America.

February 15, 2017

From Charter Schools to Vouchers: School Choice Bills to Watch This Year

Although Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary highlighted the debates over school vouchers and charter schools, it's in statehouses where most school choice education policy is made.

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