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June 16, 2016

New Plan in L.A. Would Support All Types of Public Schools, Not Just Charters

A non-profit group's proposal would support 160,000 students in low-income areas in all types of public schools, not just the expansion of charter schools recommended earlier.

June 14, 2016

Charter Schools Turn 25: What Does It Mean for Parents, School Choice?

On the 25th anniversary of the passage of the nation's first charter-school law, in Minnesota, an Education Week special report looks at how the movement has changed.

June 09, 2016

Parents of Students With Disabilities Choose Vouchers That Rarely Cover Costs

A new study found that vouchers programs rarely cover full tuition and sometimes force families to give up rights under IDEA, but parents see their benefits anyway.

May 19, 2016

New Florida Law Puts Fresh Spotlight on Open-Enrollment Trends

Parents in the Sunshine State will be able to move children more easily across district lines under a law that goes into effect starting next year.

May 10, 2016

Under Desegregation Order, Black Child Ineligible for Charter School, Suit Says

A 3rd grader is being turned away from his charter school because of a desegregation agreement that forbids suburban black students from attending city charter schools.

May 09, 2016

Detroit Parents Face Long Commutes to Take Children to School

A story in Chalkbeat Detroit illustrates how school choice can create burdens for families, who must travel far to go to schools outside their neighborhoods.

May 06, 2016

R.I. Proposal Would Provide More School Choice, With Some Restrictions

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo proposes to allow traditional public schools to be free of certain regulations, including opening up enrollment outside their neighborhoods.

May 05, 2016

St. Louis Parents Dispute Whether Charter Schools Should Get Desegregation Funds

St. Louis Public Schools filed a lawsuit to recover tax money for desegregation programs, but charter school parents say they should keep getting those funds.

April 29, 2016

Charter Advocacy Group's Poll Shows Most Parents Support Public School Choice

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a poll showing parents' attitudes towards school choice and charter schools.

April 28, 2016

Walton Foundation Withdraws Support of Charter Schools 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.

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