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Public Education
Group calls Atlanta’s rejection of charter school proposal ‘disheartening’

(The Center Square) – 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) – 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’s first-ever religious charter school, which is currently being sued by anti-religious groups. The application… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
‘It’s 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) – 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) – 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’s first ever religious charter school is being taken to court by two liberal organizations in what Oklahoma’s top education official calls “religious persecution.” The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)… Read More

August 2, 2023
Public Education
Hillsdale-affiliated charter school fights back against Tennessee school board’s ‘lack of integrity’  

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

July 28, 2023
Cooper vetoes charter school legislation

(The Center Square) – Another piece of charter school legislation was vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper late Friday afternoon. The bill would have lessened the caps on enrollment growth. The… Read More

July 24, 2023
Public Education
These California teachers have ‘a lot more joy’ after bucking union

A group of California charter school teachers say they will have “more joy” in the classroom now that they’ve left their teachers’ union after a four-year effort. Teachers at Gompers… Read More

June 14, 2023
Massachusetts legislative committee reviewing charter school bills

(The Center Square) – Massachusetts lawmakers are reviewing more than a dozen bills about statewide charter schools as the debate over the education option is weighed against traditional public schools. Read More

June 13, 2023
Christian Schools
Oklahoma approves groundbreaking religious charter school 

Oklahoma education officials approved the first-ever religious charter school on Monday, propelling school choice into unprecedented territory. The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board voted 3-2… Read More

June 6, 2023
Charter school student with 4.98 GPA credits God, parents after being accepted to over 170 colleges

(Daily Caller) – A 16-year-old high school student in New Orleans has credited God and his parents for his academic success which has earned him more than $9 million in… Read More

May 1, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create new Oklahoma Charter School Board

(The Center Square) – The authority to sponsor statewide virtual charter schools in Oklahoma would be in the hands of a new nine-member board under a bill that advanced… Read More

April 12, 2023
Charter public school funding bill remains in New Hampshire House Finance Committee

(The Center Square) – A bill that would increase state funding to charter public schools across New Hampshire has been in a House committee throughout March as its financial impact… Read More

March 31, 2023
Michigan voters oppose slashing online, charter school funding

(The Center Square) – New polling data shows overwhelming public support for school choice and online charter schools among Michigan parents and voters. The National Coalition for Public School Options… Read More

March 15, 2023
Oklahoma state board considers allowing nation’s first religious virtual charter school

(reimaginED) – A meeting of an obscure state board set for Tuesday could swing open the door to religious charter schools nationwide. Members of the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board in… Read More

February 13, 2023
School choice proponent slams lawsuit seeking to overturn Kentucky charter school law

(The Center Square) – A leading proponent for school choice in Kentucky went on the offensive Wednesday, criticizing a lawsuit filed to stop a law requiring pilot charter schools from… Read More

January 12, 2023
Rural school choice is a ‘rising tide that lifts all boats,’ study finds

Critics say school choice policies harm rural communities. They couldn’t be more wrong. School choice policies help families take advantage of educational alternatives in their community while simultaneously… Read More

January 10, 2023
Charter school case may see further review from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will consider Friday whether or not to review an appellate decision labeling a charter school a “state actor” – a designation which could… Read More

January 6, 2023