Tag: California and charter schools

redefinED roundup: School choice in Montana, parent trigger in Florida, tax credit defeat in Mississippi & more

Montana: House Republicans endorse three school choice bills – one to authorize charter schools, another to create a modest tax credit scholarship program and a third to create an education savings account program for students with disabilities (Independent Record). A day later, several defect on the charter school bill and it[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice in Tennessee, Catholic schools closing in New York & more

California: The award-winning American Indian Model charter schools face closure after failing to fix problems with financial oversight that resulted in $3.8 million of questionable expenses (The Oakland Tribune). Wisconsin: Three former state House speakers push for a voucher expansion (Associated Press). School choice options continue to grow with proponents pointing[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Another parent trigger in California, charter school performance in Michigan & more

California: A parents group in Los Angeles is using the state’s landmark parent trigger law to force the school district to reform a low-performing school. (Los Angeles Times). More from the Associated Press and Education Week. A national report finds the state continues to lead the nation in charter school growth, despite funding disparities[Read More…]

In wake of ballot initiative, momentum for charter schools in Washington state

by Fawn Spady School choice has encountered greater travails in few venues besides Washington State. Before they narrowly approved a new charter law this November, voters rejected charter initiatives in 1996 and 2000 and repealed a charter law enacted by the legislature in 2004. Washington State is in fact the only[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Louisiana voucher ruling, school choice aspirations in Mississippi & more

Louisiana: A district judge deems the state’s voucher program unconstitutional because of the funding mechanism it uses to send public dollars to private schools (coverage roundup at redefinED). A federal judge rules the recent expansion of vouchers and charter schools in Lousiana conflicts with one school district’s desegregation order (New Orleans Times Picayune). Mississippi: Gov. Phil Bryant is[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter school rally in California, voucher recommendations in Tennessee, Common Core tussle & more

California: 1,000 charter school parents and administrators rally to protest a proposed moratorium on charter schools (Los Angeles Times). The school board subsequently votes down a measure aimed at more oversight (Los Angeles Times). The school board at the center of the parent trigger fight could see turnover (Education Week).[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Ed reform shakeup in Indiana, charters in Georgia and more

Indiana: State superintendent Tony Bennett, a leading light in the school choice and ed reform movement, loses his bid for re-election to Glenda Ritz, an elementary school media specialist (Indianapolis Star). Gov.-elect Mike Pence promises to continue pushing reform (Indiana Public Media). Georgia: Voters back a constitutional amendment that creates a new[Read More…]