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February 16, 2016

Always a Reporter, Now a Mom: New Blogger Explores the Parent Perspective

Sarah Tully, a longtime education reporter brings her experience and first-hand perspective on the topic to her new role as K-12 Parents and the Public blogger.

January 29, 2016

Proposed Bill Would Expand Arizona School Choice Program

A proposed bill in Arizona would expand eligibility for a school choice program first passed in 2011 to include all public school students.

November 20, 2015

Washington High Court Rejects Requests to Reconsider Charter School Ruling

Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington state, and the state's high court says it will not reconsider its September decision.

November 02, 2015

Ohio Governor Signs Charter School Reform Bill Into Law

The Ohio legislature passed HB2 in early October, revamping the way the state regulates charter schools following reports of widespread corruption, financial mismanagement, and poor academic outcomes among some of the state's schools.

October 05, 2015

School Choice Advocates Weigh In on Education Secretary's Resignation

Under Arne Duncan, the Department of Education has helped support and expand charter schools through grant programs including the Investing in Innovation Fund and the Charter Schools Program.

September 14, 2015

Gov. Inslee Won't Call Special Session to Discuss Charter Schools' Fate

In a letter sent on Friday, Inslee, a Democrat, said he would focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which he said "lack public oversight and accountability."

September 08, 2015

Voter-Approved Charter School Law Struck Down by Wash. St. Supreme Court

This is the first time in the country that a state Supreme Court has struck down a charter school law, according to a national charter school group.

August 27, 2015

ACLU Lawsuit Aims to Block 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 18, 2015

Support for Charter Schools, Tax-Credits Remain Strong, But Slips, Poll Finds

Education Next and the Harvard Kennedy School found a majority of Americans surveyed support charter schools and school voucher-like programs.

August 14, 2015

Private School Parents Want to Be Included in Nevada's New Choice Law

The law allows all public school parents to use state funds to pay for private school tuition and other education-related expenses. How will the state implement it?

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