Charters in Massachusetts would have been better positioned politically if they had not previously neglected to benefit more middle and upper-middle class families.
Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May made clear that she wants more of them.
Why has NAEP abandoned its foundational assessment and embarked on a new agenda?
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to reject petitions for renewal for five charter schools.
A school’s results matter in the real world, more even than the gains its students made while enrolled there.
States should use proficiency rates cautiously because of their correlation with student demographics and prior achievement—factors that are outside of schools’ control.
Wells Fargo is learning a hard and correct lesson—that performance incentives need to be realistic, that results must be checked, and that managers must question rosy results.
Students who learn to work with complex texts during their K–12 years can handle the demands of college reading. Those who haven’t cannot.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Nevada yesterday upheld the constitutionality of the nation’s most expansive educational choice law
In November, voters will have a chance to weigh in directly on the state’s charter school policy. Should they vote to allow more charter schools? Which direction does the evidence point?
The notion that charter enrollment presents a net cost of over $400 million to districts is incomplete and misleading.
This November, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to decide whether to expand the state’s quota on charter schools.
Match Charter School, a high-performing preK-12 school in Boston, is making its curriculum available to teachers everywhere through Match Fishtank.
What HBO host John Oliver says about charter schools is not what education reformers should be worried about.
At a panel discussion this Friday, education researchers, change agents, community- and thought-leaders, and policy makers will discuss what we’ve learned about the country’s views on K-12 education over the past decade.
Parental choice in education has seen great success, and stories of students’ changed lives and parents’ and policymakers’ acts of courage are all around us.
Governor John Bel Edwards recently cut funding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), claiming that it was necessary to save money.
Our next President will be forced to make a number of important education policy decisions almost immediately upon taking office.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
Three recommendations for policymakers in states that are wrestling to turn the rapid development of online schools into a net plus for their pupils.
The Fordham Institute recently released a study on the academic impact of Ohio’s flagship school choice program.
It’s easy for policymakers and the public to embrace high standards in principle. But when policymakers seek to hold students, teachers, and schools accountable for those standards by using the results from aligned assessments, support is far more likely to falter.
We estimate that state government and local school districts combined would save between $8 million and $58 million per year under an ESA program.