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August 22, 2013
This year's annual PDK/Gallup Poll on American attitudes toward public schools found that while charter schools enjoy broad support, many of those surveyed—70 percent—oppose vouchers for private school tuition. Read more »
August 15, 2013
By Dan Way Asheville Tribune August 14, 2013 School choice advocates won several high-profile battles this year over bills to expand and strengthen the charter school movement and to award private school vouchers to students struggling in public schools. “The great news for families is that the charter school reforms approved by the legislature provide […] Read more »
August 6, 2013
by T. Rees Shapiro Washington Post August 6, 2013 Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) met with state education leaders on Monday in Fairfax for a summit on public schools, discussing student loan debt, teacher compensation and low-performing schools. “Regardless of your Zip code,” McDonnell told attendees, “You ought to be guaranteed a world-class teacher […] Read more »
July 29, 2013
Choice Media Ed Reform Minute for Monday, July 29. When was the last time you heard of this happening in the same week: A state gets rid of teacher tenure, launches two voucher programs, and helps increase funding to charter schools? That was the news last week from North Carolina. Before we break it down, […] Read more »
July 26, 2013
The Washington-based Center for Education Reform, one of the most visible advocacy groups for charter schools and school choice, has announced that Kara Kerwin will become the next president of the group. Read more »
July 17, 2013
Charter schools turn 21 this year. In that time, these privately run, publicly funded schools have spread to 41 states and enrolled more than 2 million students. But one key question lingers: Do kids in charter schools learn more than kids in traditional public schools? Read more »
July 3, 2013
It's disheartening to read the June 26 headline "Study: Pa. in Bottom Three for Charter School Scores," especially when the study is so flawed. T Read more »
July 2, 2013
by Hailey Heinz Albuquerque Journal July 1, 2013 The math scores of New Mexico charter school students improved significantly less than the scores of their traditional school counterparts, according to a new national study that tracked average year-over-year gains from 2007 to 2011. The study found no difference in the reading gains of charter vs. […] Read more »
June 27, 2013
by Jeanette Rundquist The Star-Ledger June 26, 2013 Students in charter schools fared better than those in traditional public schools in some states — including New Jersey — but a majority of charters across the United States still deliver no better education than traditional public schools in reading, and 40 percent are about the same […] Read more »
June 18, 2013
by Amanda Browning Greensburg Daily News June 17, 2013 School Choice Indiana will hold an informational meeting for Decatur County parents interested in learning more about the tuition voucher program. Supporters of the voucher program argue that all schools are not created equal. Whether it be due to the class quality, funding, or some other […] Read more »