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Charter Schools a Force for Education Reform
April 24, 2014

Twenty years ago, parents and students in Michigan were given a choice for education. Children could attend a traditional public school, or they could choose a public charter school.

New York State Rule Favors City Charters
April 15, 2014

Claims that the New York budget agreement is friendly to charter schools are little more than political spin.

Charter School Myths
April 14, 2014

This is in response to "Charter envy; As N.Y. boosts school choice for students and parents, Illinois ponders a 'death knell'" (Editorial, April 7). I regret to inform the Tribune Editorial Board that its painstaking admission wasn't necessary because, with respect to charter schools, there's not a lot in the state budget agreement of which to be envious.

Press Releases

Charter Schools Make Strong Showing on America’s Best High Schools List
April 23, 2014

Despite making up just six percent of the nation's public schools, charter schools made a statistically impressive showing on U.S. News & World Report's list of America's Best High Schools, on newsstands this week.

Tennessee Becomes Friendlier to Charter Schools
April 14, 2014

The Tennessee House of Representatives took the final approval measure necessary to pass HB 0702, which significantly increases the likelihood of expanding quality charter schools across the state. The bill will now head to Governor Haslam’s desk.

Victory for Online Learning in New Jersey
April 11, 2014

A unanimous ruling from a New Jersey appellate court upheld the right of the State Commissioner of Education to authorize online charter schools, paving the way for innovation and squashing a union-led effort to discourage the expansion of online education.