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December 30, 2014

Fla. Judge Dismisses One of Two Challenges to State School Choice Program

Challengers backed by the state's teachers' union argued that the new law, which loosens eligibility requirements for the state's tax-credit scholarship program, was unconstitutional.

December 05, 2014

Parent-Trigger Law Proponent Ben Austin Resigns From Group He Founded

He says he is departing as executive director of Parent Revolution, the advocacy group he founded in Los Angeles, to pursue other opportunities.

December 05, 2014

Ohio's Parent-Trigger Law Has No Takers So Far

Twenty Columbus, Ohio schools are eligible for sweeping education reforms under the state's parent-trigger law, but parents haven't sought to use the controversial strategy.

November 21, 2014

Parent-Trigger Process in Early Stages at California School

Advocates of the state's parent-trigger law are rallying support behind a group of Anaheim, Calif., parents seeking to convert its underperforming school into a charter.

November 20, 2014

Arizona Court Rules Funding Gap Between District and Charter Schools is Legal

Arizona does not have to fund the state's charter schools at the same level as its district schools, according to an appeals court ruling.

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Interim Superintendent Clears Way For Use of Parent-Trigger Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.

November 14, 2014

Walton Family Foundation Funds Parent-Engagement Efforts in New Orleans

A $1.2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help the Urban League of Greater New Orleans' increase its parent outreach efforts.

November 07, 2014

Fordham Institute to Host Discussion Aimed at Empowering Parents

Arming parents with accurate information about their school choice options will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

November 06, 2014

Republican Leaders Will Push School Vouchers, Charters on Federal Level

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell say school choice legislation will be a priority during the 114th Congress.

October 31, 2014

Washington State Supreme Court Justices Hear Charter-School Case Arguments

The legal battler over Washington's charter school law focuses on whether public school dollars can be used to pay for charters.

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