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Tennessee Becomes Friendlier to Charter SchoolsApril 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 JerseyApril 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.

Let public charter schools succeed: ColumnApril 17, 2014

In Illinois you can almost imagine the spittle on their lips as furious lawmakers take aim at charter schools. Some want to do away with a commission that considers appeals when charters get spurned by local school boards.

This Toxic Standards Fight Isn’t Helping StudentsApril 14, 2014

The late, noted civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer summed it up best when she said, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

School Choice Proponents’ Challenge? Educating ParentsDecember 2, 2013

One of the greatest challenges for proponents of school choice is simply educating parents that they have a choice. “If we’re going to really have parents engaged in knowing what all their options are, someone’s got to go and tell them,” said Jonathan Butcher, education director at Goldwater Institute.

Michigan Needs to Choose School ChoiceNovember 25, 2013

This fall, Michigan received disappointing, but expected news: The Center for Education Reform gave the state a score of ’0′ for its school choice policies. Though charter public schools provide choice to approximately 10 percent of Michigan public school students, our state is the only one in the nation to hold the distinction of constitutionally [...]