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Ruling Expected On Constitutionality Of Nation's Largest Voucher Program

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Louisiana district court judge is expected to rule this week on the constitutionality of the state's controversial school voucher program. Baton ...

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...

Philly Charter Schools Impose 'Significant Barriers To Entry'

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. For years, parents have had to...

Obama, Romney Battle Over Private Sector In Education

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot abou...

How Private-Public Collaboration Can Improve U.S. Education

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

As states faced large budget cuts in recent years, forcing teacher layoffs and program freezes in the education arena, schools have had to to look to ...

Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the...

Private Consultants Shape Public Schools Transformation, Shaving $50 Million

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks The Boston Consulting Group has...

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Privatization Of Michigan Public Schools 'Very Real' Threat

Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

The privatization of public education in Michigan is a "very real" possibility, a state lawmaker said Monday, the Kalamazoo Gazette reports. At a t...