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.
Mayoral charters and innovation schools expand choice
Denver Public Schools has garnered a reputation for pragmatism, collaboration, and innovation
BASIS Scottsdale, a charter school in Arizona, is the No. 1 public high school in the U.S. according to the new US News rankings.
What if we could predict which schools are likely not to succeed—before they even open their doors?
It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.
When it comes to educating disadvantaged students the “no excuses” model of charter schools is possibly more effective and definitely more politically viable than “diversity” initiatives.
Accusations that charters don’t want to deal with special-ed costs and challenges are getting us — and our children — nowhere.
A number of new research studies are beginning to investigate some more nuanced questions with regard to charters.
While technocrats have been trying to centralize and homogenize and control everything about education, school choice and charters have done the exact opposite.
What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.
Innovative design supports blended learning
The vast majority of alternative programs — 87 percent — are run by traditional school districts not charters.
Voters go to the polls today in L.A. to choose three school board members. Supporters of charter schools have a good chance to win a majority of seats on the board.
In this debate, Robert Pondiscio and Peter Cunningham consider how much regulation should accompany government-funded school choice.
The rate of charter school growth was at 6 to 8 percent until the 2014-2015 school year. It is now down to 1.8 percent.
Letting great educators open up schools is much more cost effective than increasing spending by billions of dollars, which will yield very modest results.
What’s at stake is not the future of chartering but the future of choice.
In some of the cities known as ground zero for noisy fights about charter schools, quiet partnerships are underway between district and charter leaders.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Intelligence Squared hosted a debate on the resolution “charter schools are overrated.”
Two professors from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government give a quick explanation of charter schools and other education policy issues facing the Trump administration
Here are some of EdNext’s recent and trending articles on various aspects of school choice just in time for School Choice Week.
Except for getting out of the way, I don’t see much that the federal government can or should do in the K–12 realm that will bring any satisfaction to the people who voted for Donald Trump.