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March 18, 2016

Charter School Expansion, Vouchers May be Limited, Louisiana Governor Says

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing cuts to the expansion of charter schools and vouchers because of a statewide deficit.

March 18, 2016

New Parent-Trigger Bills Fail to Gain Traction in States This Year

Legislators in four states have introduced parent-trigger bills this year, but none of those proposals have moved forward so far.

March 16, 2016

Group Works With Employers to Help Parents Navigate New Orleans Schools

A new nonprofit organization called EdNavigator has started in New Orleans to help parents with challenges in the school system as part of employee benefit packages.

March 15, 2016

L.A. District Rejects Parent-Trigger Petition at Elementary School

Parents at 20th Street Elementary School sought to use the state's parent-trigger law to turn the school into a charter, but their petition was rejected.

March 15, 2016

Will Charter Schools Return to Washington? Bill is Going to Governor

Governor Jay Inslee must decide whether to sign a charter school bill after the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the previous law was unconstitutional.

March 09, 2016

Report: California's First Parent-Trigger School Leaves District's Oversight

The San Bernardino County school board will now oversee Desert Trails Preparatory Academy after the Adelanto school district failed to renew the school's charter.

March 07, 2016

Nebraska Parent Group Pushing for Charter Law, Choice in Local Schools

Nebraska is one of eight states without charter school laws, but an Omaha parent group wants to change that.

March 01, 2016

Parents: What You Need to Know When Selecting Charter, Magnet, District Schools

Two school choice consultants give advice to parents about how to choose a school.

February 23, 2016

Parents Join Job Interviews to Pick Teachers at Charter School Chain

Rocketship Education allows parents to participate in the interviews and hiring process of new teachers at the chain's charter schools.

February 16, 2016

Newark Schools Try to Help Parents With New Open-Enrollment Process

The Newark school system is taking steps to avoid the parent protests and complaints about its previous system of enrolling children in traditional and charter schools.

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