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September 19, 2012

Tony Bennett Urges More "Aggression" in State-Level Policy Moves

Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett urges even states that have made major education policy changes in recent years to continue be aggressive and not stall.

August 20, 2012

School Choice Group's Chairman Takes Over Pa. Recovery District

The Pennsylvania secretary of education has appointed the chairman of a state-level partner of a national school choice advocacy group to lead the turnaround of a troubled district.

May 14, 2012

Charters Bills Go Down in Alabama, Mississippi

Charter school proposals in Alabama and Mississippi have gone down to defeat, with the foes ranging from Republican suburbanites in one state to a state teachers' union in another.

April 04, 2012

Republican Iowa, Mississippi Governors Irked With GOP Reps

Republican governors in Iowa and Mississippi are sparring with their GOP-controlled legislatures on education issues related to funding and charter schools, respectively.

March 22, 2012

Education Debate Provokes Nazi Reference in Louisiana

A fight over education legislation in Louisiana being pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has led to one Democrat saying that GOP tactics are reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

February 25, 2012

Governors Talk Funding, Federal Role in Education

Governors from around the country convene for the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.

February 23, 2012

Charters Near Top—and Bottom—of California Rankings

A report finds that California charter schools operated by management organizations, as opposed to freestanding schools or those operated by networks, fared well.

February 22, 2012

'Parent Trigger' Charter Conversion Fails at Calif. School

A California school district rejects a proposal to convert a traditional public school to a charter, a step taken through the state's "parent-trigger" law.

February 21, 2012

Report Explores How to Promote Equity, Racial Diversity in Charters

State and federal officials, and charter school authorizers, can do more through policymaking to make sure that charter schools serve a diverse range of students, a report contends.

February 10, 2012

Ohio Judge Orders Disclosure of Charter Manager's Records

A Franklin County, Ohio, judge says White Hat Management, a charter school operators, must turn over financial information pertaining to schools it operates.

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