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North Carolina Increases Education OpportunityJuly 18, 2016

Legislative action in North Carolina will result in new and expanded opportunities for students, thanks to the creation of a new Achievement School District and expanded resources for teachers, students and families.

Mike Pence Is the Veep Education Reformers NeedJuly 14, 2016

Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of The Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement on presidential candidate Donald Trump's pick of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as potential running mate:

New York Times: Jeanne Allen on Gov. Mike Pence’s Record on EducationJuly 22, 2016

In a toxic and unpredictable election cycle, Gov. Mike Pence’s record on education is exactly what we need: a reminder that education is the essential lever to expand opportunity for all Americans.

Reforming with the enemy: Drop ideological swords to make schools better for kidsJuly 21, 2016

by Jeanne Allen The 74 July 20, 2016 Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton were returned recently at the annual meeting of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest union, and the one representing most of the urban teachers in this country. “Mike Pence is one of the most extreme vice presidential picks in […]

Gov. Larry Hogan reshapes schools, utility boardsJuly 1, 2016

By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post July 1, 2016 The president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing something she has never done before: organizing volunteers to monitor the state’s Handgun Review Permit Board. The board, which hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits, is one of at least three in the […]

Crazy Compliance Requirements for Ohio Charter SchoolsJuly 1, 2016

Charter school sponsors will be spending the better part of July submitting documents for a new evaluation process that some argue is cumbersome and makes it impossible to receive perfect marks. The new evaluation framework – which was created by an advisory panel following a discovery last summer that the previous ratings were being calculated […]

  • Maryland couple fined more than $500,000 for sending kids to D.C. schools 29 July 2016
    The issue of nonresidents enrolling in the D.C. Public Schools has become increasingly charged as the city has expanded access to publicly funded preschool programs, poured millions of dollars into school renovations and has seen its...
  • As the charter school turns ... over 29 July 2016
    High turnover, of staff and on the board, was a running theme Thursday at the Quest Charter School board meeting. Though board members didn’t specifically discuss staff turnovers, it was on the periphery of discussions about the budget,...