New Hampshire: The ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State file suit against the state’s new tax credit scholarship program (New Hampshire Public Radio). More from Associated Press.
Maine: State Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen points to problems in the process after the state charter school commission rejects four of five applicants (Bangor DailyNews). Gov. Paul LePage tees off on the commission and the teachers union after the rejections (Portland Press Herald). Supporters of virtual charter schools are also upset (Portland Press Herald). The teachers union blasts LePage for wanting to lift the cap on charter schools (Portland Press Herald). Public school administrators say charters should have to feel effect of education budget cuts too (Bangor Daily News).
Kansas: Vouchers, tax credit scholarships and an expansion of charter schools are all expected to be part of the legislative discussion this year (Wichita Eagle.)
Kentucky: A bill is filed to allow a limited number of charter schools to open in the state for the first time (Kentucky Public Radio).
California: Parents at Desert Trails Elementary School finally succeed in using the parent trigger law to get a charter school to take over their school (Los Angeles Times). More from Hechinger Report and Education Week.
Georgia: A state representative is planning to file a parent trigger bill for the session that begins today (Associated Press).