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Charters & Choice News Roundup: The Push to Lift Caps in NYC

By Arianna Prothero — January 02, 2015 1 min read

This week in school choice news, New York City is fast approaching a the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in the city. Wednesday, the Chancellor of the state’s board of regents weighed in:

Bad press... Donations to Alabama’s tax-credit scholarship program have dropped by half while the law that created it, called the Alabama Acountability Act, is challenged in court.

Donations to the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, which received by far the most of any scholarship organization last year, are off sharply in 2014. AOSF Executive Director Lesley Searcy said it has received $641,000 from 46 donors this year, down from $17.8 million last year. Searcy said there are individuals and corporations who want to donate but first want certainty from the court," reports AL.com.

The people have spoken ... To wrap up 2014, I rounded up the top five most popular posts on the Charters & Choice blog. Looking back at the year through the lens of this blog’s most clicked-on stories, one theme is hard to ignore: The people seem to love school choice scandals.

And now for the kicker... the homeschooling and ‘tiny house’ movements might seem mutually exclusive, but this blog highlights how two families are managing to homeschool in houses less than 350 square feet in size.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.