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 just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 10 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015
A school’s approach to student discipline and classroom management is a profound reflection of somebody’s value system.
Paul E. Peterson talks with Anna Egalite of N.C. State about her new study looking at why some private schools do and others don’t participate in North Carolina’s means-tested voucher program and also at how families make the decision about whether or not to use a school voucher.
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.
But is the parent marketplace a good enough mechanism for gauging and producing effective schools of choice?
What New York City’s Pre-K For All initiative has meant for a charter school.
Local control has its place—but, as Americans told Education Next, it also has its limits.
With the US Department of Education now approving state ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans, attention turns to those plans’ contents. This includes how states intend to help kids assigned to persistently struggling schools.
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.
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind — meaning that states now have a greater opportunity to design improved school ratings.
Earlier, the Trump Education Department had given Delaware some very critical feedback on the plan, which Mike Petrilli described as “a big unforced error.”
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.
How the U.S. Department of Education should respond to the confusion over what states can and can’t do in their ESSA plans.
The available evidence suggests that regulations did indeed deter higher-performing private schools from participating in a voucher program.
Four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Indiana, and Ohio—used different research designs and reached the same result.
‘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.
The response of the DeVos Department of Education to Delawares ESSA plan has provoked a full-fledged kerfluffle
If the Trump administration decides to proceed with a tax credit proposal, it will have important decisions to make with regard to faith and federalism.
Cleveland’s leaders understood that when school choice breaks down in the real world, government and its partners have a role to play to make it work better for families and cities.
Marguerite Roza is interviewed by Christine Schneider of the Walton Family Foundation about how school spending is related to efforts to improve schools.