I wouldn’t have expected it, but events of the last 24 hours have got me in a surprisingly chipper mood.
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Interdistrict open enrollment can help many kids, but in Ohio, some public school districts remain less than “open to all.”
High schools are increasingly holding end-of-year college signing ceremonies, which borrow heavily from more traditional NCAA signing events, when student-athletes announce their Division 1 college choice.
Maybe it’s just me, but I suspect that Trump’s energetic support is one of the worst things that could happen to school choice
Chartering has not been a single experiment or the product of a single vision, theory or doctrine.
Summit charter network shares its model nationwide
What Betsy DeVos should say when asked whether schools accepting vouchers can refuse to admit LGBTQ students.
It’s students who benefit from tax-credit scholarships
And will private schools be required to follow civil rights laws if they accept vouchers?
In an op-ed for Real Clear Education, Paul Peterson notes that public opinion surveys are finding that public support for vouchers is growing.
In the News: How Two Business-Savvy Nonprofits Are Breathing New Life Into Philadelphia’s Struggling Catholic Schools
Preserving traditional Catholic education while adding education reform elements has been the goal.
What if all public schools were held accountable through contracts that gave them freedom in return for results?
Let’s make sure not to break learning into little bits and scraps and bytes of disparate skills, disconnected from an inspiring, coherent whole.
Florida courts uphold tax credits
Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice.
What this is really about: Making it appear that all graduates of elite schools are above average.
In the News: Trump’s First Full Education Budget: Deep Cuts to Public School Programs in Pursuit of School Choice
According to a leaked copy of an almost-final version of the education budget acquired by the Washington Post, the Trump administration plans to encourage states to embrace choice.
Over the past decade, a growing number of urban school districts have responded to the presence of charter schools by providing some of their own schools the same flexibilities that charters enjoy. But few have gone as far as Indianapolis,
Our school systems used to fund a variety of diverse schools. Most democracies still do.
If greater attention is not paid to supporting teachers to implement new standards and reduce coverage of deemphasized content, the standards may not have much effect.
If you look at the accountability systems states are developing to meet federal requirements, you’ll see a growing number are using chronic absenteeism as a metric.
In Indiana, three private schools with low grades from the state have been told that they can not accept new voucher students this fall.
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.