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.
California’s new school dashboard provides solutions to criticisms of the state’s previous system. But the result may lack clarity for parents, and the most important element of all – consequences.
A sleeper provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act will serve up a motherlode of never-before-available school-level financial data.
The enthusiasm of some school choice advocates is leading them to make their case in ways that are tone-deaf or counterproductive.
Accusations that charters don’t want to deal with special-ed costs and challenges are getting us — and our children — nowhere.
For starters, Colorado uses a bona fide growth model to gauge the progress a school is making with students.
Creating and sustaining a massive new federally-fueled voucher program will take more than a miracle. It will take three miracles.
A number of new research studies are beginning to investigate some more nuanced questions with regard to charters.
The Effect of Louisiana’s Voucher Program on School Integration: A Response to The Century Foundation
As the lead author of the 2017 Louisiana study referenced in this report, I must address Potter’s misrepresentation of our research.
While technocrats have been trying to centralize and homogenize and control everything about education, school choice and charters have done the exact opposite.
There are a number of serious methodological challenges involved in empirical research on how education policies affect ethnic segregation.
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
There are over 3,000 magnets across more than 600 school districts within 34 states, but they have received less attention in the research literature than charters.
Introduction of vouchers leads to higher outcomes for pupils remaining in public schools.
Choice exists to allow parents to educate their children in accordance with their own needs, desires and values.
Everything anyone needs to know about school choice – who benefits from it and who opposes it – was summarized in the first few minutes of the movie Hidden Figures … and in the trailer right before it.
The vast majority of alternative programs — 87 percent — are run by traditional school districts not charters.
To create a feasible school choice policy, lawmakers would likely need to expand federal involvement in private school education.
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.
Repealing the regs via the Congressional Review Act will make ESSA implementation a whole lot more difficult than it needs to be.
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.
Proactive choice regulations and/or guidance will give states and districts the legal assurance they need to innovate and provide more options to families.
These regulations do more to empower states, local communities, and parents and clarify what’s possible under the law than they do to limit them.