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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 [...]
D.C. parents raise questions about funds for at-risk students, school renovations
18 April 2014
D.C. parents and education activists on Thursday praised Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s proposal to invest tens of millions of extra dollars to help at-risk students in the city’s traditional schools next year, but they criticized Gray’s...
Common Core challenge
18 April 2014
Russ Fulcher says he changed his mind about Common Core for a simple reason: "It didn't come as advertised."...