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September 16, 2014

K-12 Spending and Charters Spark Testy Clashes in Georgia Governor's Race

When education comes up in the Georgia governor's race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter, one theme is clear: money talks.

September 12, 2014

Charter School Model in Louisiana Catches Eye of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.

February 03, 2014

N.J. State Lawmaker Tries to Bolster Local Control in Troubled Newark District

The state-run Newark district has been roiled recently by conflicts about charter-school expansion and school closures.

December 10, 2013

Pa. Charter-School Bill Cuts Cyber-Charter Funding, But Angers District Advocates

The proposed bill from a state Republican lawmaker would allow certain institutes of higher education to authorize charter schools in Pennsylvania.

November 25, 2013

Challenge to Charter-School Law in Wash. State Now in Judge's Hands

Foes of the 2012 state law allowing charters say it runs afoul of the state constitution, but its defenders say it's a key piece of the state's education policy shift.

July 09, 2013

Lawsuit Aims to Strike Down New Charter Law in Washington State

A coalition of K-12 advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against Washington state's new charter law, alleging it is unconstitutional.

May 09, 2013

Charter School Caps Looking for Big Lift in Texas, Massachusetts

Massachusetts and Texas lawmakers are considering whether to lift caps on the number of charter schools.

April 30, 2013

Florida Parent-Trigger Bill Fails in Senate: New Year, Same Vote

The Florida Senate voted down proposed parent-trigger legislation by a 20-20 vote for the second straight year.

April 29, 2013

Parent-Trigger Video in Florida Prompts 'Astroturf' Allegations

A video featuring Florida parents supporting "parent-trigger" legislation has caused controversy in the state.

April 15, 2013

More on Montana Charters, Wisconsin Vouchers, and Iowa Teachers

Significant changes to teacher pay, charters, and tax credit scholarships are still up in the air in statehouses this year.

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