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February 9, 2016
The Boston Globe February 5, 2016 The Massachusetts Teachers Association has positioned itself as perhaps the most aggressive foe of a charter school expansion in the state. Barbara Madeloni, the fiery president of the union, has pledged an all-out fight. “We’re going to put everything we’ve got into it,” she said last month. But the […] Read more »
January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016 Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Phoenix attorney Clint Bolick, an independent, to the Supreme Court of Arizona. This is Governor Ducey’s first appointment to the Supreme Court of Arizona. Mr. Bolick specializes in United States and Arizona constitutional law, and also handles […] Read more »
January 4, 2016
By Kristyna Engdahl KETV.com January 3, 2016 An aggressive new initiative vows to bring charter schools to Nebraska. The only problem is that the state is one of seven where they’re not allowed. Educate Nebraska, which launched Sunday, wants to change that. Officials said the competition created by charter schools increases performance by both teachers […] Read more »
December 8, 2015
Six years after a group of parents and education advocacy groups first filed a lawsuit that charged the Florida Legislature with shortchanging schools they had their first major moment in court on Monday. Read more »
December 2, 2015
by Jennifer C. Kerr Associated Press December 2, 2015 The House is ready to vote Wednesday on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law that would roll back the federal government’s authority to push academic standards and tell schools how to improve. The legislation, a compromise reached by House and […] Read more »
November 19, 2015
by Linda Lightner The Oklahoman November 17, 2015 An innovative Oklahoma City charter high school marks its 10th anniversary this year, growing from one man’s vision to become one of the nation’s top-performing high schools. Harding Fine Arts Academy has been distinguished by numerous honors: a Top 10 high school in Oklahoma by US News […] Read more »
November 11, 2015
The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision rules that the U.S. Department of Justice does not have the right to intervene in Louisiana’s voucher program. This ruling reverses the April 2014 decision in favor of the DOJ for requests for data and oversight. Judge Edith Jones writes in the Conclusion in […] Read more »
November 3, 2015
After the charter school moratorium was thwarted in early October, the Chicago Board of Education has unanimously approved two new charter schools to open. Here’s part of the scoop from Sarah Schulte at ABC 7 Chicago: The Chicago Board of Education unanimously approved plans Wednesday to open two more charter schools in the city. Supporters […] Read more »
October 7, 2015
The legal battle over funding for Baltimore city charter schools gained three more complainants Tuesday, bringing the number of schools now suing the city school system to 14. Read more »
September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 from the Washington State Charter Schools Association: State Supreme Court Grants WA Charters Additional Time to File Motion for Reconsideration Last Friday, the State Supreme Court granted a request by the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) to extend the deadline to file a Motion for Reconsideration to October 23. This additional time […] Read more »