We do not find any evidence that private school voucher students are either less or more likely to vote in presidential elections than students educated in public schools.
EdStat: There are Over 500 Medium- and High-Poverty Census Tracts across the Country without Nearby Charter Elementary Schools
The Opportunity Zone program might help make these “charter school deserts” fewer and farther between.
The Opportunity Zone program, part of the 2017 tax reform package, might be able to help.
When reporting on similar studies, does the media pay more attention to those that are more negative about school choice?
EdStat: The Annual Rate of Charter School Growth has Reached an All-Time Low: a 1 Percent Increase in Charter Schools between 2017 and 2018
Our EdNext authors propose a few ways to regain momentum.
A new federal tax incentive could hold the key to spurring billions of dollars in investment in low-income areas with limited access to quality public charter school options.
EdStat: The Average Increase in the African American Concentration Experienced by an African American Transfer Student was 3.8 Percent
Charters don’t seem to be solving the problem of school segregation and, in some cases, are making it a little worse.
The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard hosted a conference last month on the long-term effects of choice.
A review of Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation?
We conducted six formal statistical tests of the hypothesis that school choice test score impacts reliably predict future attainment impacts. Five of the tests did not support the hypothesis. We have subjected our initial findings to a variety of robustness tests, all of which they passed.
While there is no set script for charter leaders to follow as they consider the next chapter for their organizations, there are proven processes, tools, and best practices they can access to chart their course.
Review of studies finds few situations where school choice boosts long-term outcomes but not short-term ones.
Negative headlines about DCPS may be drowning out the story of the success of public charter schools in D.C.
A new tax credit scholarship program comes about due to a perfect storm of politics, budget crises, a politically savvy cardinal, and patient philanthropy.
We know that a handful of school choice programs as a whole worsened achievement but improved graduation rates. What we don’t know is whether there was a similar mismatch at the school level.
Charter school principals are more diverse than principals of district schools, but far less diverse than the students they serve.
The impacts of school choice programs on test score gains and longer term outcomes are not really as out of sync as they may first appear.
Results for early-college high schools, selective-admission exam schools, and career and technical programs are different from those of the charter and voucher schools normally included in such studies.
A new paper argues that a school choice program’s impact on test scores is a weak predictor of its impacts on longer-term outcomes.
How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow
The 529 expansion to private K-12 schools will primarily benefit affluent families, produce limited incentives for promoting private school choice, and come at a nontrivial cost to states.
Texas districts can use Title I resources to start new schools rather than just work to turn around low-performing ones.
Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.
Newspeak plays a central role in the latest Center for American Progress (CAP) broadside against the idea of low-income parents choosing private schools for their children .