John Bicknell is executive editor of He is a veteran editor and has worked in journalism for more than 30 years. He came to Washington in 1999 as an editor at Congressional Quarterly and held several positions at CQ and Roll Call. He is the author of "America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation." His next book, scheduled to be published in 2017, is on John C. Fremont's 1856 presidential campaign. John also served as senior editor of the 2016 edition of “The Almanac of American Politics.” He can be reached on Twitter @JohnBick1960 and by email at [email protected]

Los Angeles school board elections yield good news for charters

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  California, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Runoffs will decide if education reformers claim a majority on the LA school board.

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How detractors get school choice wrong

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Education Blog  /  No Comments

Mary Tillotson deconstructs and debunks a recent Huffington Post piece that trashed school choice.

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Charter schools are booming where they were born

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Education Blog, Minnesota  /  No Comments

Enrollment at Minnesota charter schools rose 36 percent over the past five years.

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The school choice backstory on Denisha Merriweather

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

How Florida’s tax credit scholarship program helped make Denish Merriweather’s success possible.

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Massachusetts OKs three new charter schools

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Education Blog, Massachusetts  /  No Comments

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Voters’ rejection of a proposal to raise the cap on charter schools hasn’t stopped expansion in the sector.

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New Mexico may nix charter school growth

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Education Blog, New Mexico  /  No Comments

A state House committee voted along party lines to impose a moratorium on new charter schools.

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