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12/09 10:00 am | Kentucky Charter Schools: Will the State Finally Allow Them? | With charter-friendly Republicans now in firm control of both chambers of the legislature, Kentucky could become the 44th state to pass a charter law.

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Savvy lobbying, well-connected allies, and impassioned parents have helped keep online charters growing across states even in the face of often-poor results.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
In a heated election year, education has proven to be a muted issue at the presidential level, but a hot topic in a variety of state showdowns.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout has been a harsh critic of high-stakes testing and the common core, while Republican John Faso is a strong supporter of charter schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
A ballot measure that would ease restrictions on charter school expansion has drawn deep-pocketed supporters and opponents.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Dallas and other urban districts opened new single-gender schools this year, aiming to boost access to specialized programs and compete with charter, private, or suburban schools.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
The state’s Supreme Court strikes down the funding mechanism for Nevada’s groundbreaking education savings account program, a little more than a year after lawmakers enacted it.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Two recent studies—one in Florida, the other in Texas—present contradictory findings on how well charter school alumni do compared with noncharter peers.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 7, 2016 – Education Week

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