We do not find any evidence that private school voucher students are either less or more likely to vote in presidential elections than students educated in public schools.
When everyone starts hitching their competing agendas to the siren call of “justice,” public decisions morph into a carnival of clashing absolutes. This makes it harder to find common ground.
There is some evidence that Florida’s “game changing” tenure reform law of 2011 slightly increased student test achievement in math and reading, and that the gains were more prominent for the lowest-performing students.
It’s the boring stuff that determines whether “innovative,” “ambitious” ideas deliver, says Chad Vignola of the Literacy Design Collaborative.
It turns out to be extremely hard to formulate any sort of coherent plan for reform at the high school level, and harder still to implement it.
When reporting on similar studies, does the media pay more attention to those that are more negative about school choice?
Democracy Prep increases the voter registration rates of its students by about 16 percentage points and increases the voting rates of its students by about 12 percentage points.
Rising costs are creating substantial economic anxiety among teachers and possibly affecting their teaching practice.
As more and more school systems across the country explore competency-based education, we need to be attentive to the processes that will actually allow such innovations to thrive.
A new federal tax incentive could hold the key to spurring billions of dollars in investment in low-income areas with limited access to quality public charter school options.
The teacher strikes have quickly gone from a plucky fight over paychecks to an increasingly polarizing progressive crusade over tax and spending policy.
We would like graduates to meet standards for graduation and not simply leave the system with a piece of paper and deficient skills.
Michael Sonbert, founder of Skyrocket Educator Training, trains teachers and leaders in 300 urban and turnaround schools.
We don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. What we really need is a single organization with an integrated solution to show us how to do personalized learning and teacher development really well.
What explains the disappointing results?
Some of the frustrations that have bedeviled reforms were foreseeable. If would-be reformers can find ways to engage with discordant voices, they just might have a shot at keeping today’s big victories from turning into tomorrow’s Pyrrhic ones.
Taxpayers have filed for over thirty billion dollars in credits and deductions for college expenses they paid in 2017.
A review of Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation?
How do we ensure that students in self-directed, customized environments still master skills and content that we think critical, but that they may deem tedious, pointless, and unnecessary?
We conducted six formal statistical tests of the hypothesis that school choice test score impacts reliably predict future attainment impacts. Five of the tests did not support the hypothesis. We have subjected our initial findings to a variety of robustness tests, all of which they passed.
While there is no set script for charter leaders to follow as they consider the next chapter for their organizations, there are proven processes, tools, and best practices they can access to chart their course.
When weighing options for new educational leaders, don’t focus on what they’re going to do, focus on how they’re going to do it.