More high-quality evidence on the nation’s most prominent voucher program has the potential to inform education policymaking in the capital and across the country
What is the right amount of regulation for school choice?
Outside of Ohio, most states are living up to their commitments to provide more honest information to parents. A key promise of the Common Core is being kept.
Test scores aren’t everything, but they are associated with long-term outcomes.
It’s been a long road to comprehensive charter reform in Ohio, but the legislation that overwhelmingly passed last week drew bipartisan support and praise from editorial boards across the state.
What do new assessments aligned to the Common Core tell us? Not much more than what we already knew.
In Arizona, families use ESAs to access a variety of learning opportunities for their children.
The evidence is increasingly clear that test scores are only weakly correlated with other desirable outcomes from schools.
High-regulation of school choice comes with a cost to quality.
In their desire to protect disadvantaged students, the backers of a heavy-regulation approach have ironically done serious harm to these students by driving away most of the supply
My fear is that just when school choice is achieving escape velocity as a self-sustaining and expanding policy, the love for high-regulation may do serious harm to these programs and the children they intend to help.
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An interview about accountability, attainment, and more
Yet another author ignores the ample evidence available that school choice provides benefits for children.
SchoolGrades uses the results of state tests to create a comparable, A-F grading system for all public elementary and middle schools in the U.S.
Parents will soon receive for the first time their children’s scores on new tests aligned to the standards. The news is expected to be sobering.
Last Friday’s 6-3 decision by the Washington Supreme Court that declared unconstitutional a charter school law is an existential threat to the parental choice movement.
With its ruling, the court has locked Washington State into a defunct, hundred-year-old notion of public schooling.
While public schools in New Orleans educate mainly children from poor families, “several new schools are attracting families who could afford private or parochial school, the same type of families who started leaving the school system 45 years ago,” writes Danielle Dreilinger on nola.com.
Which strategy should the charter sector pursue in the short- to medium-term: selective chartering or a district-wide replacement strategy?
It’s time to review the progress of the charter movement and the challenges that lie ahead, what we’ve done right as well as where we’ve gone astray..
American schools don’t expect youth to be responsible for themselves or their learning. Finnish schools are different.
New Orleans is just one chapter in the much bigger story of a shift from a single government operator of schools to an array of nonprofit operators.
Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.
New York state education officials said Wednesday that more than 200,000 students declined to take the state’s standardized tests this year, which represents 20 percent of those students eligible to be tested.
If the ESEA renewal processes gets across the finish line, the federal government will have much less power than it does today.