If You Mostly Care About Test Scores, Private School Choice Is Not For You

By 04/28/2017

The benefits of private school choice are clearly evident in long term outcomes, not near-term test scores

When It Comes to Schooling, Does the Public Trust Red or Blue?

By and 04/28/2017

When an unpopular president (Trump) pushes a popular idea (school choice), where does the public come out?

In the News: In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera

By 04/27/2017

Will students work harder in school if their parents–or complete strangers–are keeping an eye on them? In thousands of classrooms in China, webcams are being used to live-stream classrooms so that anyone can watch what is happening.

In the News: Arizona Charters Lead 2017 Best High Schools Rankings

By 04/27/2017

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.

Let’s Leave the Worst Parts of NCLB Behind

By 04/27/2017

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 International Test Scores Reveal About American Education

By 04/26/2017

Rankings based on international assessments are simple to understand—but they can also mislead.

Letters to a Young Education Reformer

By 04/26/2017

Yesterday, Harvard Education Press released my new book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer.

Lessons for Improving School Choice from Other Policy Areas

By and 04/24/2017

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.

The Importance of High Quality General Education for Students in Special Education

By and 04/24/2017

New evidence suggests that it’s possible for special education students to make large achievement gains without their traditional services in schools with high quality general education programs.

Is a Charter School Likely to Fail? Look at the Application

What if we could predict which schools are likely not to succeed—before they even open their doors?

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