EdStat: The U.S. Federal Government Spends Roughly $26 Billion Annually on Programs and Tax Expenditures to Support the Care and Education of Young Children
But how much are individual households spending to send a child to a center-based program when no one is helping them pay?
Review of studies finds few situations where school choice boosts long-term outcomes but not short-term ones.
Negative headlines about DCPS may be drowning out the story of the success of public charter schools in D.C.
A new tax credit scholarship program comes about due to a perfect storm of politics, budget crises, a politically savvy cardinal, and patient philanthropy.
We know that a handful of school choice programs as a whole worsened achievement but improved graduation rates. What we don’t know is whether there was a similar mismatch at the school level.
Charter school principals are more diverse than principals of district schools, but far less diverse than the students they serve.
The impacts of school choice programs on test score gains and longer term outcomes are not really as out of sync as they may first appear.
EdStat: Only Five of the Country’s 13,600 Districts Have Applied to the Weighted Student Funding Pilot, Part of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Why have only five of the country’s 13,600 districts applied to the weighted student funding pilot, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act?
Results for early-college high schools, selective-admission exam schools, and career and technical programs are different from those of the charter and voucher schools normally included in such studies.
EdStat: On Average, over the Past 10 Years, Teacher Compensation has Increased by 7.8 Percent for Retirement Benefits
During the same period of time, salaries increased by 1.4 percent a year, on average.
A new paper argues that a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.
EdStat: One District, Chicago, Narrowed Its Test-Score Gap between White Students and Black Students in 4th-grade Math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2017
Chicago also narrowed its test-score gap between white students and Hispanic students in 4th-grade math and 4th-grade reading. No other participating district saw its achievement gaps narrow.
How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow
New research challenges the notion that ESSA has fewer federal regulations than previous iterations of the federal K–12 law.
The 529 expansion to private K-12 schools will primarily benefit affluent families, produce limited incentives for promoting private school choice, and come at a nontrivial cost to states.
Education Next has released a series of posts analyzing the 2017 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
There is considerable evidence that this year’s flat scores may have been caused by events that happened almost a decade ago.
Well, the long-awaited 2017 NAEP results have been released. Unlike 2015’s results, which landed with a thud, these landed with a “meh.”
The gains in test performance in the early 2000s were driven by particularly strong gains for the lowest performing students.
Student gains registered over the Obama years were trivial at best, far short of those accomplished during what must now be referred to as the halcyon days of the George W. Bush Administration.
EdStat: On the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, 48 States/Jurisdictions Had No Significant Change in Their 8th-Grade Math Scores Compared to 2015
Two states/jurisdictions had score increases from 2015 to 2017, while three had score decreases.
EdStat: Between 2011 and 2015, Reading Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Improved in 4 Trial Urban Districts
Which urban school districts have been moving in the right direction on NAEP?
Will the flat national trends continue? Did the switch to tablet-based assessments have an impact on the scores? What’s the story in D.C, Indiana, Miami, Chicago, and California?
EdStat: Between 2011 and 2015, Reading Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Improved in 19 States
Which states are on a hot streak coming into the 2017 NAEP release on April 10?