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CPS sues state charter panel over reversal of district bid to shut 3 schools NewsJuan Perez Jr.23 Mar, 2016 Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday sued the Illinois State Charter School Commission over the panel's reversal of the district's decision to close three privately operated... Read more
Judge rejects Minnesota Department of Education integration plan that included charters NewsBeena Raghavendran22 Mar, 2016 An administrative law judge Monday tore down the Minnesota Department of Education’s proposed rule to desegregate schools, including a hot-button requirement that would put... Read more
Building Up Barriers: Hillary Clinton’s position on school choice hurts low-income students NewsRachel Campos-Duffy16 Mar, 2016 Last month, presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton unveiled a new agenda she promised would tear down barriers to opportunity for low-income and minority communities. While she... Read more
CPS chief blasts state panel's reversal of plan to close charter schools NewsJuan Perez Jr.3 Mar, 2016 Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool opened a new front in the city's battle with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, lambasting a state board's "shameful decision" to overturn... Read more
Closing time: Authorizers, policymakers strive to address charter school shutdowns NewsHeather Kays3 Mar, 2016 Public charter school authorizers and legislators are working to create policy on charter school closure costs, but some fear regulations could cause smaller schools to never open... Read more
Hispanic, Black Parents See College Degree as Key for Children’s Success NewsRenee Stepler24 Feb, 2016 According to a recent Pew Research Center survey Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely to see a college degree as critical to the success of their children, in... Read more
Charter Schools in Alabama: Future Authorizers in Alabama: Finding Common Ground NewsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools23 Feb, 2016 Videos and edited transcript excerpts of conversations with two leaders learning about the potential to authorize charter schools in Alabama: Eleanor Dawkins and Melissa Snowden,... Read more
Inside the fight against California's charter schools NewsMaureen Magee18 Feb, 2016 The growth of charter schools has jolted the landscape of public education in San Diego County. And despite efforts to limit the spread of these independently run schools, there’s... Read more
Charter school amendment dies in Va. Senate NewsLaura Vozzella15 Feb, 2016 Legislation to amend the state constitution to promote charter schools went down in a surprising defeat in the Virginia Senate on Monday.
Two Former D.C. Public School Buildings Will Become Long-Term Homes to Charters NewsAndrew Giambrone 5 Feb, 2016 Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that a pair of buildings where traditional public schools used to operate would come up for solicitation by public charter schools in... Read more