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Public Education
Poll: 86% of black single mothers support candidates who favor school choice

A new survey of black single mothers finds overwhelming support for school choice and other education alternatives. In the poll by The… Read More

February 8, 2024
Kentucky charter school supporters remain hopeful even after court ruling

(The Center Square) – Proponents of charter schools in Kentucky say they’re not deterred by a ruling from a Franklin Circuit Court judge who found a law requiring funding sources… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Basic ed funding hearings wrap with charter schools

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s Basic Education Funding Commission hearings ended in Harrisburg this week, where charter schools took center stage. After months of painstaking reflection on the inadequacies of… Read More

November 20, 2023
Public Education
Study: Denver charter schools yield greater return on taxpayer investment

(The Center Square) – Denver’s charter schools are more cost effective in teaching reading and math and result in a greater return on taxpayer investment than traditional public schools, according… Read More

November 3, 2023
Public Education
Anti-school choice lawsuit in Wisconsin targets scholarships for special needs and low-income students  

A group is suing to end four of Wisconsin’s school choice programs, claiming their funding mechanisms are unconstitutional and designed to cripple traditional public schools.  The… Read More

October 20, 2023
Public Education
North Carolina State Board of Education vies for control of purse strings after losing charter school approval power, as 77,000 students on charter waitlist

The North Carolina General Assembly recently stripped charter school approval powers away from the State Board of Education (SBE), which has now made a move to keep control of the… Read More

September 15, 2023
Public Education
‘School choice for me but not for thee’: New report reveals backroom deals between teachers unions and Louisiana schools

(The Daily Signal) – A new report published by the Pelican Institute, a Louisiana think tank, reveals a series of detrimental, hypocritical, and possibly illegal deals brokered between teachers unions… Read More

September 14, 2023
Public Education
Study: Detroit charters get $6,202 less per-pupil funding than traditional schools

(The Center Square) – A new report found the funding disparity between traditional public schools and their public charter school counterparts in Detroit is $6,202 per pupil or 35.3%. Meanwhile,… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
When less is more: Charter schools receive less funding but deliver better student outcomes

Charter schools outperform their traditional public-school counterparts despite receiving significantly less funding, recent studies show. The University of Arkansas released a new report analyzing nearly two… Read More

August 11, 2023
Is Oklahoma AG Drummond’s ‘mayday’ over a Catholic charter school a politically motivated false alarm?

The legality of religious charter schools may be unsettled by the courts, but not for Oklahoma’s attorney general, who is peddling his opposition far and wide in what may be… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
Stanford CREDO study shows charter schools outperform traditional public school

(The Sentinel) – A new study by Stanford University’s Center For Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) shows that charter school students outperform traditional public school students. The study also shows… Read More

July 5, 2023
Judge hears arguments in lawsuit over Kentucky’s new charter school law 

A Kentucky circuit court judge heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging a new state law allowing charter schools to open. The measure, House Bill 9,… Read More

June 22, 2023
Public Education
As Montana paves way for charter schools, study finds charter students outperform public students

(The Center Square) – After Montana lawmakers paved the way for charter schools to open in the state, a new national report found charter school students performed better than students… Read More

June 19, 2023
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