charter school
Legislation
Colorado governor defends charter schools from bill proposing crippling regulations

A Colorado bill to tighten charter school regulations has faced strong resistance, including from the state‚Äôs Democrat governor. Although charter schools are technically public schools, Democrats have increasingly seen charters… Read More

March 28, 2024
Legislation
Mississippi only has 10 charter schools. This bill would pave the way for more

The Mississippi Legislature is considering a bill to ease requirements for opening a charter school. Proposed by Rep. Jansen Owen, R-Poplarville, HB 1683 would make three… Read More

February 29, 2024
Public Education
Proposed ‚Äėgenderful‚Äô charter school wants kids to ‚Äėexplore their gender‚Äô

(Daily Caller News Foundation) ‚ÄstConcerned critics are reportedly pushing back against a proposed public charter school in Brooklyn, New York, that would encourage kids as young as the fifth grade… Read More

February 19, 2024
Public Education
LAUSD adopts policy to restrict charter schools on 350 campuses

(The Center Square) – The Los Angeles Unified School District voted to adopt a policy restricting public charter schools from operating on public school campuses with the largest portion of underachieving… Read More

February 19, 2024
Public Education
Emerging studies show charter school performance benefits students everywhere

New studies on the efficacy of charter schools and the impact their presence has on local public schools are fueling the fire for school choice advocates. Amid debates within the… Read More

February 14, 2024
Legislation
Florida Legislature considers measure to ease the process of converting public schools to charter schools

Florida Republicans have proposed two bills that would make it easier to convert traditional public schools into charters. The companion bills, HB 109 and… Read More

February 1, 2024
Public Education
Montana approves 19 applications for first-ever charter schools

The Montana state school board approved its first batch of charter school applications ‚Äď a historic development in a state long without school choice. The Montana Board of Public Education… Read More

January 22, 2024
Legislation
Charter school supporters again asking Washington lawmakers for equal funding

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Washington‚Äôs 18 public charter schools say they’re getting a raw deal when it comes to education funding. That‚Äôs the argument behind legislation to allow charter schools… Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Report: Charter school enrollment increases in Georgia

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Georgia’s public charter school enrollment has grown over the last four years while enrollment at traditional schools has declined. That’s according to state-level data the National… Read More

December 21, 2023
Public Education
Black, Hispanic students lead growth in charter school enrollment

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Black and Hispanic students are driving North Carolina‚Äôs charter school enrollment growth, which ranked third in the nation since 2019 in a new report released this… Read More

December 15, 2023
Public Education
Montana receives first round of charter school applications

The Montana Board of Public Education has officially received its first-ever charter school applications. Montana is one of the few states with no public charter schools. Read More

November 6, 2023
Public Education
‚ÄėForty-five other states have charter schools‚Äô: Montana launches charter school commission; leaders undeterred by pending lawsuit

Montana has launched a new charter school commission to bring families more school choice opportunities, despite a pending lawsuit. Montana‚Äôs new Community Choice School Commission (CCSC) met for the first… Read More

October 9, 2023
Public Education
Group calls Atlanta‚Äôs rejection of charter school proposal ‘disheartening’

(The Center Square) ‚Äď A Georgia policy group says the Atlanta school board’s decision to deny a charter school’s proposal to open a school in the city was “disheartening.” The… Read More

September 12, 2023
Public Education
Power play: NC Board of Education seizes purse strings from charter school board

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Gubernatorially appointed members of a North Carolina board led a vote Thursday to institute education policy undermining the will of the 170-member General Assembly. The state… Read More

September 8, 2023
Christian Schools
Oklahoma Superintendent Ryan Walters defends nation’s first religious charter school

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters penned a defense of America‚Äôs first-ever religious charter school, which is currently being sued by anti-religious groups. The application… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
‚ÄėIt‚Äôs a no-brainer’: NYC parents give reasons for moving their kids into charter schools

Traditional public school kindergarten enrollment is plummeting in New York City as parents enroll their kids into better-performing charter schools. Angelina Almonte, mother of three and a public-school administrator, said… Read More

August 11, 2023
Public Education
Report: Atlanta has the biggest charter funding gap

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Atlanta received a failing grade for its charter school funding gap. A new report from the School Choice Demonstration Project, an educational research project within the… Read More

August 10, 2023
Public Education
Study: Michigan charter students best traditional peers

(The Center Square) ‚Äď Michigan’s charter school association is citing a national study that showed it was one of 10 states or regions in the country that performed better than its… Read More

August 8, 2023
Christian Schools
Anti-religious groups file lawsuit against Oklahoma’s historic religious charter school

America‚Äôs first ever religious charter school is being taken to court by two liberal organizations in what Oklahoma‚Äôs top education official calls ‚Äúreligious persecution.‚ÄĚ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)… Read More

August 2, 2023
Public Education
Hillsdale-affiliated charter school fights back against Tennessee school board‚Äôs ‚Äėlack of integrity‚Äô¬†¬†

A struggling public school district in Tennessee has nonetheless rejected the application of a Hillsdale-affiliated charter school ‚Äď but the education reformers are fighting back.   American Classical Education (ACE) is… Read More

July 28, 2023