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December 09, 2015

New Orleans, Indiana, Nevada Top Charter and School Choice Rankings

Those are the findings from two separate reports released this week by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the National Association for of Charter School Authorizers.

November 25, 2015

'Micro-Schools' Network That Fuses Technology and Instruction Expands to Chicago

Founded by Google's former head of personalization, AltSchools focuses on personalized instruction driven heavily by technology.

November 13, 2015

John E. Chubb, Education Researcher and National Private School Leader, Dies

The prominent researcher and president of the National Association of Independent Schools, died Nov. 12. He was 61, and had worn multiple hats in the education world.

November 13, 2015

New Mexico Supreme Court: State Can't Give Textbooks to Private School Students

The state' supreme court struck down, as a violation of the state constitution, a program to lend free textbooks to private school students.

November 04, 2015

Nevada's Private School Choice Attracting Mostly Wealthier Families, Analysis Finds

A Las Vegas Sun analysis found that the majority of applicants for Nevada's sweeping new voucher-like program hail from Las Vegas' wealthier suburbs, while very few come from the inner city.

October 23, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to Open Private School for Low-Income Kids

The Facebook CEO and his wife, a pediatrician and former teacher, are launching a private school that will also help connect families with medical care.

September 25, 2015

Pope Francis' Visit to NYC Catholic School Highlights Unique Charter-Like Network

Pope Francis's visit to a school in New York City highlights how Catholic schools are evolving to survive after decades of substantial declines in enrollment.

September 14, 2015

School Choice Research Roundup, Summer 2015 Edition

School choice reports released this summer have run the gamut of topics, but charter schooling in New Orleans dominated with this August marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

August 27, 2015

ACLU Announces Lawsuit Challenging Nevada's New School Choice Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says it's filing a lawsuit challenging the state's new school voucher-like program also known as education savings accounts.

August 21, 2015

Milwaukee Private, Charter Schools to Benefit From New Law on Empty Buildings

Historically, the Milwaukee schools have been reluctant to sell vacant facilities, especially to potential competitors that could siphon off its students - and state funding. But new legislation is forcing the district's hand.

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