Parents March for Charter Schools in NYC

More than 20,000 parents, students, and educators packed into a tiny New York City park to demand access to charter schools on Thursday.

Esther Ansah arrived with her triplets out of gratitude for the success Simon, Samuel, and Naomi, have enjoyed at the Bronx Success Academy. One of the perks of having triplets is that it increases your chances of winning the city’s highly competitive charter school lottery. One of the 9-year-olds won the golden ticket in kindergarten; the academy accepted all three.

Union-Backed Lobbying Group Attacking Education Reformer

Campbell Brown

A new attack campaign against former CNN anchor and school reform advocate Campbell Brown is being led by a team of union-funded lobbying groups.

The Alliance for Quality Education received $62,100 from the Teachers AFL-CIO Local Union and $5,000 from the Service Employees Local Union in 2013, according to Department of Labor filings. Over the past several years, New York Communities for Change has received over $1.4 million from unions, including $288,992 from teachers unions in 2013, Department of Labor records show.

School Choice Expands in Arizona

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R.) signed into law two key piece of legislation that will expand school choice to more children, giving parents the opportunity to spend funds slated for public schools on a school that meets their child’s needs.