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April 19, 2016

Ted Cruz Stands Firm in Support of Charter Schools, Vouchers

The Republican presidential candidate has supported charter schools and vouchers in his words and in his legislative proposals as a U.S. senator from Texas.

April 15, 2016

Florida Students Can Transfer to Schools Outside Their Districts Under New Law

Gov. Rick Scott signed a school choice bill that will let parents take their children to schools outside their districts.

April 14, 2016

Baton Rouge Charter Schools Use Community Engagement, Report Says

New Schools for Baton Rouge, a non-profit organization, requires community members to be involved in the development of charter schools in that Louisiana city.

April 11, 2016

L.A., Detroit Try to Simplify Application Process for School Choice Options

The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.

April 08, 2016

Washington's New Charter School Law May Face Lawsuit By Teachers' Union

The Washington Education Association and labor unions say they will file a lawsuit to dispute the state's new charter school law that became law without the governor's signature.

April 08, 2016

Lawsuit: Parents Claim Violence Affects Students' Education in New York Schools

A lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education claims violence and bullying create an unsuitable school environment for students.

April 01, 2016

Few Parents Serve on Charter School Boards in Massachusetts, Report Says

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.

March 28, 2016

Half of Arizona's Students Would Qualify for Latest School Choice Proposal

Low-income children would qualify for a scaled-back expansion of Arizona's education savings account program under a bill before the state legislature.

March 24, 2016

Chicago Sues Illinois Commission Over Decision to Keep Open Charter Schools

Chicago Public Schools wanted to close three charter schools and is now suing the Illinois State Charter School Commission for overturning that decision.

March 24, 2016

Nebraska Group Vows to Fight Efforts to Start Charter School Law

A group called Nebraska Loves Public Schools aims to oppose efforts to bring charter schools to the state, even as another parent group advocates for a charter school law.

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