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.
The opening statement for a debate between Mike Petrilli and Rick Kahlenberg.
Parents make choices based on their children’s best interest, overall well being, and future opportunities and they give nary a thought to politics or governance models.
Should the federal government launch a federal tax credit scholarship program, or will they inevitably muck this up?
Mayoral charters and innovation schools expand choice
Denver Public Schools has garnered a reputation for pragmatism, collaboration, and innovation
The benefits of private school choice are clearly evident in long term outcomes, not near-term test scores
When an unpopular president (Trump) pushes a popular idea (school choice), where does the public come out?
BASIS Scottsdale, a charter school in Arizona, is the No. 1 public high school in the U.S. according to the new US News rankings.
Few of NCLB’s provisions received as much scorn as its singular focus on grade-level proficiency as the sole measure of school performance.
What lessons can education reformers learn from the development and implementation of the Common Core? Rick Hess and Chris Minnich (of the Council of Chief State School Officers) discuss that question in this 20-minute video.
As of December 2018, school districts nationwide will be required to report exactly what they spend on each of their schools. Will that information kick off a new wave of school finance research and reform? Could it become one of the law’s most important legacies? Marty West discusses the change with Marguerite Roza of Georgetown University.
Rankings based on international assessments are simple to understand—but they can also mislead.
There are three broad approaches that researchers and practitioners in P-12 choice systems can adopt to make their programs easier for parents to navigate.
What if we could predict which schools are likely not to succeed—before they even open their doors?
It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.
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.