charter schools
Public Education
LA charter school funding disparity remains under formula aimed at curbing it

(The Center Square) – In 2019-20 public charter schools received 27% less per student funding than traditional public schools in Los Angeles Unified School District, new research says. Read More

April 19, 2023
Public Education
New Hampshire Senate committee hears amendments to charter, public school bills

(The Center Square) – A New Hampshire Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on amendments to a series of bills cycling through the Legislature, including one pertaining to charters and… Read More

April 5, 2023
Theis, other Michigan lawmakers oppose online charter school budget cuts

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 20% cut for online public charter schools has prompted pushback from the school administrators and another member of a growing list of… Read More

March 21, 2023
Growth in charter school enrollment fuels legislation in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina House Education Committee will review legislation on Tuesday to allow the state’s public charter schools to launch remote charter academies online. The move… Read More

March 7, 2023
Public Education
Legislators weigh in on Whitmer’s proposed online charter school cuts

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 2024 budget cuts for online public charter schools are receiving some pushback from school choice advocates and legislators. On Friday,… Read More

March 3, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Oklahoma AG walks back predecessor’s green light for faith-based charter schools, citing ‘unsettled’ law

(Daily Caller) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond rescinded his predecessor’s decision to allow publicly funded religious charter schools Thursday, according to a letter sent to the Statewide Virtual Charter… Read More

February 24, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create statewide charter school board in Oklahoma

(The Center Square) – A bill that would create a single statewide charter school board in Oklahoma passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Currently, there are two charter school… Read More

February 22, 2023
Public Education
Survey finds 55% of Colorado parents say public education ‘off the track’

(The Center Square) – More than half of Colorado parents believe public education is “off on the wrong track” and favor measures to improve funding and support for charter schools,… Read More

February 20, 2023
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer’s budget ‘unfairly’ targets Michigan’s online charter schools, critics say

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s online charter public schools have a 20% decrease in spending in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023-24 budget proposal. The second-term Democrat’s fiscal plan unveiled Wednesday includes… Read More

February 10, 2023
School choice in blue states, too? New York Gov. Kathy Hochul plans to expand charter schools

School choice is increasingly receiving bi-partisan support as some Democrats join Republicans in the movement to give families more choices in education. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul just announced a … Read More

February 6, 2023
North Carolina charter schools boast big gains since 2019

(The Center Square) – North Carolinians will host hundreds of events in the coming days for National School Choice Week, and they have a lot to celebrate. Over the last… Read More

January 23, 2023
Detroit charter schools college enrollment numbers show school choice works

(The Center Square) – As Michigan Democrats holding a political trifecta aim to regulate charter schools, data from the graduating class of 2021 show that the top eight open-enrollment high… Read More

January 11, 2023
The long-term shifts taking place in American K-12 education

(reimaginED) – American K-12 education was doing quite poorly before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparisons to other nations on international exams, American schools spent lavishly but scored… Read More

December 21, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Oklahoma notches religious liberty victory, effectively permits public charter schools to be religious

Oklahoma’s attorney general issued an opinion this month that a state law preventing charter schools from being religious likely violates the Constitution and should not be enforced. The… Read More

December 15, 2022
Public Education
Michigan charter school advocates prepare for anticipated Democratic cuts

(The Center Square) – Election of Democratic majorities in the Michigan House and Senate is a warning shot for the state’s public charter schools. The incoming bicameral majorities and reelected… Read More

December 5, 2022
Public Education
Post-pandemic testing shows Colorado’s charter schools outperformed district schools

(The Center Square) – Post-pandemic test scores of Colorado’s charter schools appear to show creativity and adaptability contributed to outperforming district-managed schools, according to a report from the Keystone Policy… Read More

December 1, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
No going back? Americans’ engagement, trust in public schools is irreparably shaken, report shows

Three years after the advent of COVID-19, public education has lost what may be permanent amounts of both students and trust, a new report says. The… Read More

December 1, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Democratic majorities in Lansing will target public charter schools

(The Center Square) – Michigan Democrats and public school advocacy groups plan to regulate public charter schools among repealing the state’s third-grade reading law and other education changes. Michigan Democrats… Read More

November 29, 2022
Massachusetts charter schools up, traditional public schools down 4% during pandemic

(The Center Square) – A slight uptick in charter school enrollment took place in Massachusetts, a new study shows. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its report, … Read More

November 25, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Pennsylvania charter school enrollment up 12%, public enrollment down 3%

(The Center Square) – Since the pandemic began, Pennsylvania’s public charter schools enrollment has gone up by almost 12% as parents have chosen to take their children out of… Read More

November 22, 2022