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.
Julie Young’s new venture offers international students the opportunity to earn a dual diploma from their native country and from a U.S. accredited high school through virtual learning.
Success Academy announced last week that it received an $8.5 million gift so that it can open more of its charter schools in New York City.
Yesterday the College Board released its newly revised version of the AP U.S. History framework.
Something special happens in schools rooted in enduring relationships and timeless values.
BASIS schools, which began as a network of academically challenging charter schools and now include private schools, will open a new school in China.
If those in our nation’s capital want to modify federal education policy along lines preferred by the public at large, they will enact a law that resembles the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate.
Employer pension costs represent a significant drain on resources that might otherwise have been available for classroom expenditures.
Graduation rates don’t tell us very much about whether students are prepared for life after graduation.
Why is it so difficult for America’s high-impact, “no-excuses” charter schools to participate in pre-K programs?
Six Catholic schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx have banded together into a network managed by a new group called the Partnership for Inner City Education, which signed an 11-year contract with the Archdiocese of New York to run the schools.
Charter enrollment patterns reflect parental choices and disparate classification rates
Charter enrollments driven by parental choices, not discriminatory policies
A continuation of the debate over a study on the impact of school spending by C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson, and Claudia Persico
A response to Eric Hanushek
A response to Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings by C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson, and Claudia Persico
A new report released by the National Center for Education Statistics finds that states vary in where they set their proficiency standards, reports Joy Resmovits. The study converted states’ cutoff scores on their own 2012-2013 state tests to where those scores would fall on the NAEP scale.