The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging Nevada’s newly created and not even yet implemented Education Savings Account (ESA) program.
Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement on the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling today upholding the constitutionality of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program:
by Karl Dean The Tennessean August 24, 2015 “When is enough enough?” That question was posed during the Metro school board’s meeting Tuesday night before the board voted to deny KIPP Nashville’s charter applications – applications that were recommended for approval by the district’s charter review committee. It’s a question worth considering. When will we […]
As someone who has spent more than three decades working in both public and private sectors to improve the lives of Florida's families, it's impossible for me to sit idly and let rhetoric trump reality in recent Sun Sentinel coverage of the Palm Beach School District's war on charter schools.
by Charles Lussier The Advocate August 5, 2015 Four new charter schools are opening their doors this week in Baton Rouge, joining an increasingly crowded local education marketplace. They bring the total number of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish to 25, double the total just three years ago. Charter schools are public schools […]
An education advocacy group sued 13 California school districts Thursday, claiming that they have ignored a state law requiring teachers’ performance evaluations to include student standardized test scores.
With eye on local control, Newark officials push to speed up state evaluation process
1 September 2015
City school officials are throwing their support behind a measure aims to speed up a evaluation process that could prove critical in determining just how soon Newark's schools could emerge from two decades of state control....
Commissioners Question “Say Yes” Without Charter Schools
1 September 2015
The Guilford County Commissioners passed a motion Monday afternoon to continue its discussion with the "Say Yes To Education" initiative as long as the conversation includes charter schools. The motion passed 6 to 3....