EdStat: Charter Schools Received $3,509 Less on Average in Annual Funding per Student Than District Schools in 2011

Even though charter schools and district schools receive equal funding from the state, charters generally receive less funding per student.

EdStat: 93 Percent of Charters Opting Out of State Pension Plans Offer an Alternative

When charter schools opt out of state retirement plans, they usually offer their teachers an alternative.

EdStat: 76 Percent of Indiana’s Private Schools Participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program

Roughly 76 percent of Indiana’s private schools take part in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, including almost 100 percent of Indiana’s Catholic schools.

EdStat: States’ Teacher Pension Plans Are Now Underfunded by $500 Billion

States’ teacher pension plans have been managed so poorly that they’re now underfunded by $500 billion.

EdStat: 19 Percent of Arizona Public-School Students Were Enrolled in Charter Schools in 2014

With 19 percent of its public-school students enrolled in charter schools, Arizona was the state with the highest percentage of charter-school students in 2014.

EdStat: 19 States Permit Charter Schools to Opt Out of State Retirement Plans

In 19 states, charter schools can offer their teachers an alternative to state retirement plans.

Surveying the Charter School Landscape

From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next

3 Ways Charter Schools Can Make Sure They Recruit, Hire, and Retain the Teachers They Need

Charter sectors have a lot more control over their teacher pipelines than they realize.

Why Is Charter Growth Slowing?

Lessons from the Bay Area

In Defense Of Education’s “Wild West”

Charter schools thrive in the Four Corners states

Charters and the Common Good

The spillover effects of charter schools in New York City

A Bigger Slice of the Money Pie

Charters in Colorado and Florida win share of local tax dollars

Summit Now Partnering With Over 300 Schools

Summit Public Schools’ personalized-learning model, known as the Summit Learning Program (SLP), is replicating rapidly.

Top Charter Networks Turning Attention to Curriculum

Rather than viewing curricular uniformity as a straightjacket, KIPP decided to build a coherent curriculum as a resource for its teachers.

Changing Support for Charter Schools Among Republicans

Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?

Success Story

A review of “The Education of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir”

The Charter Movement’s ‘Tipping Point’ Strategy Isn’t Working. What Now?

Figuring out how to help districts thrive in a high-choice environment is one of the toughest challenges out there.

District Schools Aren’t Charter Schools – and That’s Ok

Let’s stop asking urban districts to try to be something they aren’t.

How to Earn Public Support for Charter Schools

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.

Texas’s Commitment to Quality Pays Off for Charter Students

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.

To Compete with Charter Schools, Take a Closer Look at the What the Competition is Doing

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.

Don’t Complain About Charter Schools, Compete With Them

For district leaders, tuning out the education reform debate is the first big step in adapting to—and surviving—charter growth.

Adding Pre-K to Renaissance Charter School

What New York City’s Pre-K For All initiative has meant for a charter school.

In the News: The Pay Leaders Deserve

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.

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