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Many Online Charter Schools Fail to Graduate Even Half of Their Students on Time

If you're a student attending a virtual charter high school, the chances are pretty high that the majority of your classmates are not going to earn a diploma on time, an Education Week Research Center analysis finds. (April 18, 2019)

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In the wake of the Los Angeles teachers' strike, a group of key charter school supporters, concerned about political backlash, worked on a plan to stem anti-charter sentiment and regain control of local education reforms.
July 3, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
By the single most important metric, charter schools are succeeding, argues Bruno V. Manno.
June 28, 2019 – Education Week
TFA's effect on public education has been complex. But you wouldn't know it from the sharply polarized debate, writes Jeffrey R. Henig.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
School safety, student data privacy, and the charter sector all drew significant attention in this year’s legislative sessions, most of which have now wrapped up.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
In Defense of Online Charters
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Charter schools must be held accountable by authorizers and school districts for how they discipline their students, write two researchers.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Lawmakers are considering legislation that would put limits on the state’s charter school sector and give districts broader discretion to deny applications.
June 3, 2019 – Education Week

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