Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice

Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll

An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?

The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History

Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success

What Happened in the Bayou?

Examining the Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

On Goalpost Moving

The right way to evaluate private school choice programs

Going the Extra Mile for School Choice

How five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation

Boston Charter Study Tells Story About Limits of Test Scores

“It is all too common for researchers to misinterpret the policy implications of these experiments, even when they are properly conducted.”

Bloomberg Pushes Democratic Presidential Candidates on Charter Schools

“Let’s face it, the problem in our schools isn’t just money”

Do Charter Schools Increase Segregation?

First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look

Perhaps Progress Against Poverty Helped Test Scores Rise

The pattern isn’t perfect. But over the past twenty years, the two lines appear to be moving generally in the same direction.

The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools

A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement

Answered Prayer?

Montana case could prompt last judgment for Blaine Amendments

Writing Under the Influence

A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program

Training School Leaders to Spend Wisely

Many are underprepared for the big job of allocating education dollars

School Choices for Rural America

School choice leaves many small town denizens and suburbanites cold. So here’s an idea for what rural school reform should look like.

Q&A: Seth Andrew

Democracy Prep founder on building active citizens

In the News: New Democratic Divide on Charter Schools Emerges, as Support Plummets Among White Democrats

The divide may factor into the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination and into debates about education reform.

The Education Exchange: The U.S. Department of Education Touts Tax Credits, Title IX Reform

Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.

Florida’s New School Voucher Law Will Revive 20-Year-Old Legal Battle

Opportunity Scholarship Program was small but stakes were huge

Supporting Students Outside the Classroom

Can wraparound services improve academic performance?

Making Sense of the Lousy Test Results in Louisiana’s Voucher Program

Recent Louisiana Scholarship Program test scores look pretty grim. But there are three important caveats to keep in mind.

You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries

The U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades past, yet teacher salaries have barely kept pace with inflation.

A Life Lesson In Civics

How Democracy Prep Charter Schools Boost Student Voting

To Improve Rural Schools, Focus on Their Strengths

Facilitate real school choice, charter conversions, and individual solutions for specific regions

In the News: California’s K-12 Enrollment Drops Again, Charter Schools See Increase

The number of students enrolled in California public schools this year dropped compared to last year. Declines like this make budgeting a difficult art.

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