The bottom line: the tests are hard, as expected, but the choice of texts needs work.
On paper, the Democratic Party and huge swaths of black and Hispanic families craving better school options for their kids have been on a collision course for years.
Our study did address all three ways in which peer influences might make a difference in KIPP’s success, but reached its clearest conclusions about the effects of student attrition and replacement patterns.
The new study is far less definitive than advertised because it addresses, at most, only one of the three ways in which peer influences might make a difference in KIPP’s success.
Monday’s Politico story on the messaging battle over the Common Core has kicked up another round of recriminations, particularly on the Right.
Course Access is still a new policy, but for many students, no matter where they live or what school they attend, it will give them a significantly greater chance to fulfill their potential.
Our finding that charter school sectors in all 28 states that we study demonstrate higher productivity and/or return on investment than their traditional public school sectors has ruffled some feathers at the National School Boards Association.
In Korea, where popular teachers become millionaires by broadcasting their lectures online, schools and families are only very slowly warming up to other kinds of online learning.
Course access programs allow students to enroll in a variety of online, blended, and face-to-face courses from a wide selection of accountable providers, in addition to the courses they take through their local schools
The path on which Gove and his predecessors placed English education resembles the path taken by U.S. education reformers.
Where is the “plain language” of ESEA that gives the Department of Education the authority to mandate statewide teacher-evaluation systems, particularly for states that want waivers on school accountability. Just as with ObamaCare and the question of whether the federal government is a “state,” the administration won’t have a good answer.
Across all 28 states in the study, public charter school sectors were more cost effective and/or generated a higher return on investment (ROI) than traditional public schools
Last week, Slate published a critique of Sweden’s school choice program that managed to be both inaccurate and fallacious.
There’s lots of important work out there aimed at improving the way the charter sector works, but it often gets overshadowed by articles that are just thinly veiled attacks on the idea of charter schooling.
Do we really want government agencies to oversee and regulate private schools that participate in choice programs?
Policymakers should learn from other states’ experience when designing their own scholarship tax credit laws.
The charter school sector has potentially valuable lessons for private school leaders.
Why some of the most competent charters are choosing to become their own LEAs and take full responsibility for special education
One of the intellectual godfathers of the charter movement is inducted into the Charter School Hall of Fame.
In which states and cities are high-quality charter schools thriving, and what policies make the charter sectors in those states so strong?
Houston-based YES Prep charter schools has released a probing analysis of its graduates’ postsecondary performance and the strategies it’s using to improve that performance.
State education leaders will have to decide if their states are ready to move forward with consequences based on Common Core assessments.
Why is it so hard to get education reformers to support initiatives that make high-quality private schools accessible to low-income families?
The Gates Foundation announced Tuesday that it would support a two-year moratorium on attaching any consequences, for teachers or for students, to scores on new tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Part of the forum: Should Charter Schools Enroll More Special Education Students?