Contrary to conventional wisdom, Catholic schools do not dominate choice programs, but rather, enroll students in line with their share of the overall private school market.
When charter schools serving mostly minority students outperform nearby district schools that also serve mostly minority students, what does this tell us about charter schools and segregation?
The nation’s largest private school choice program is effective, popular, and money-saving. And yet, it could be on the chopping block.
Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the KIPP network is adapting to changes in the charter sector.
Evidence from an experimental study
Does Massachusetts really have the best charter schools in the country? If it does, why is the charter sector growing so slowly in the state? Marty West talks with Cara Stillings Candal, the author of a new book on charter schools in Massachusetts, The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation.
One year in a Massachusetts charter school adds 40 days of additional learning in math and 28 days in reading compared to the schools from which students came.
Most lessons learned during the Bush-Obama years are as relevant to state education reforms as to their federal counterparts.
Why did initially promising, seemingly popular efforts at federal leadership lose their luster?
How Does Charter Expansion Affect School District Finances and Student Achievement? New Evidence from Massachusetts
States seeking to ensure that all students benefit as they expand their charter sectors may want to consider the Massachusetts model.
A new study looks at how easy or hard it is today to get a good grade in high school and whether that has changed over time.
A new suggests that higher-quality private schools are less likely to participate in two of the most highly regulated voucher programs in the country, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship Program.
The improvements in the nation’s tests in recent years are real. Education leaders need to hold firm on these advances in the rigor and technical quality of their tests, even as they take on the next steps of aligning high-quality curriculum and instruction
In many states, assessments have advanced considerably over the previous generation of assessments.
A governor’s efforts to improve a state’s economy must include strengthening K-12 school quality.
EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points
After a substantial drop in support for charter schools last year, the 2018 EdNext poll finds that public backing for charter schools has increased by 5 percentage points this past year, to 44%, with 35% opposed.
Lay staff now constitute nearly all staff in Catholic schools.
Kunjan Narechania discusses on the EdNext blog.
EdStat: Charter Schools Have Gained a Substantial Following in Louisiana, Where 148 Charters Now Serve more than 80,000 Students
But charters have also attracted opposition from many school districts and teachers.
Court victory for charter schools in Louisiana
EdStat: Between 1968 and 2013, the Percentage of Middle-Income Families Enrolled in Private Schools Fell from 12 Percent to 7 Percent
Enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady.
EdStat: During the Last School Year, the Number of Charter Schools in California Grew by 1.6 Percent
This is even lower than last year’s rate of 1.9 percent.
Has expanding income inequality fueled a broader increase in segregation at both public and private schools?
Students in the sample weren’t even participating in school-voucher programs