Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
A review of “The Education of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir”
Figuring out how to help districts thrive in a high-choice environment is one of the toughest challenges out there.
Let’s stop asking urban districts to try to be something they aren’t.
The first step to gaining back and building support for charter schools is to hold them accountable for providing a quality education.
In the News: Do ‘No-Excuses’ Charter Schools Lead to Success after High School? At One High-Profile Network, the Answer Seems To Be Yes
Many no excuses charter schools have high test scores, but critics are often skeptical that those scores will translate into outcomes that really matter.
The Texas blend – legislative commitment to higher quality, better oversight, and supportive partners that help charter schools diagnose and solve problems – is a promising one.
In this post, I’ll discuss the third step, rethink the conventional wisdom of the traditional and reform sectors in budgeting, programming, and parent engagement.
For district leaders, tuning out the education reform debate is the first big step in adapting to—and surviving—charter growth.
What New York City’s Pre-K For All initiative has meant for a charter school.
In U.S. News and World Report, Rick Hess responds to the Boston Globe’s revelation that Boston’s 16 charter-school leaders earned total compensation of $150,000 to $200,000 in 2016.
A new study looks at the impact of co-location, the practice of allowing a charter school to open in the same building as a district public school.
I allowed myself to believe that the NAACP might have gotten the message from all these black moms and dads and kids enrolled—or yearning to be enrolled—in charter schools across America…not to mention the black advocates and the black charter educators out there.
‘It’s Not My Problem!’ Why Charter Schools and Districts Need to Work Together on the Politics of School Closure
Failure to find politically viable pathways to replacing low-performing schools can bring both district improvement strategies and charter growth to a halt.
Just how much do gains on reading and math gains on state tests tell us about school quality?
The former founder and CEO of the California Charter School Association, as well as former board president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Caprice Young now leads the Magnolia Public Schools.
Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.
I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.
High schools are increasingly holding end-of-year college signing ceremonies, which borrow heavily from more traditional NCAA signing events, when student-athletes announce their Division 1 college choice.
Chartering has not been a single experiment or the product of a single vision, theory or doctrine.
Summit charter network shares its model nationwide
What if all public schools were held accountable through contracts that gave them freedom in return for results?
Students in public charter schools receive $5,721 or 29% less in average per-pupil revenue than students in traditional public schools.
One of the key advantages charter schools have is the flexibility to start from scratch financially. However, that advantage can quickly erode if charter schools make the same decisions as their district predecessors when it comes to spending on buildings, employees, and retirees. Marty West and Robin Lake discuss pitfalls that charter school entrepreneurs and those who support them need to avoid.