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April 05, 2013

Could Montana OK Charters and Private-School Tax Credits All at Once?

Montana lawmakers are considering bills that would allow charter schools and tax-credits for private-school tuition in the state.

February 28, 2013

Teachers' Union in Washington State Challenges Charters in Court

A coalition of groups in Washington state has threatened a lawsuit challenging the new voter-approved law allowing charter schools.

February 04, 2013

Common Core Foes Ponder Next Steps But Don't Root for Failure

Foes of the Common Core State Standards want states to innovate and non-traditional public schools to avoid the increased "regulation" from the common core.

January 30, 2013

Charters Poised to Expand in Mississippi...If Lawmakers Can Agree

Both the Mississippi house and senate have passed bills to expand the number of charter schools in 2013, but there are significant differences between them.

November 28, 2012

Indiana's State Schools Chief Reflects on Election Defeat

Bennett spoke with Education Week at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's annual conference, an event organized by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and shared his thoughts on the loss at the polls, and what the future holds.

November 06, 2012

Ga. Voters Approve Statewide Authorizing for Charters

A controversial charter school amendment to allow statewide authorization was approved by Georgia voters on Election Day.

October 15, 2012

More States Earn As and Bs on Charter School "Scorecard" for 2012

The number of states receiving A or B grades for their charter school laws increased in the past year, the Center for Education Reform reported.

October 15, 2012

Next Up for Washington State Chief Randy Dorn: Another Lawsuit?

Washington schools chief Randy Dorn said would consider a lawsuit to bring a charter school commission under his control if voters approve charters in the state Nov. 6.

October 15, 2012

Teachers United, and Apart, in Washington State

The Washington Education Association is mobilizing for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and against charters in that state, but a small group of teachers believe the latter is a good idea for the state.

October 10, 2012

Cash, Votes, and Charter History in the Evergreen State

A Washington State poll shows a ballot measure to allow charter schools in the state has a plurality of support, and spending on the campaigns related to the initiative has approached $5 million.

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