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.
Pooling data across years and grades may provide an opportunity to include students in accountability systems in cases where subgroup size is otherwise too small.
What two new studies find and how they can inform the school choice debate
Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will not substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.
A new study examines the connection between teacher reports about behavior when students are 11 and later life outcomes for those students.
In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
On Monday, June 26 at 10:30 am, the Urban Institute will host an event focused on the release of new data from the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Making school choice work requires engaged and mobilized families who can help address the human side of choice and competition in schools.
After the Secretary promised to provide states wide latitude in implementing ESSA, the DeVos team seems to be misreading the law, the substantive issues, and the politics.
The fact that overall funding progressivity remains low despite two decades of reforms suggests a troubling lack of progress on equitable funding of public schools.
Just how much do gains on reading and math gains on state tests tell us about school quality?
The former founder and CEO of the California Charter School Association, as well as former board president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Caprice Young now leads the Magnolia Public Schools.
Chartering has been used to allow communities to innovate in ways that traditional district schools cannot.
I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.