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
EdStat: 89 Percent of American Children who Attended a Private Elementary School were Enrolled in a Catholic School in 1965
In 2013, the comparable figure was 42 percent.
New research just published by Education Next indicates that enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady.
Given the recent rhetoric of education reform’s critics, one might be forgiven for thinking that American private schools are at the peak of their influence.
On Thursday, July 26, 2018, the Fordham Institute hosted a panel discussion on changing support for charter schools featuring Charles Barone, Carlos Marquez, Nina Rees, and Mike Petrilli.
EdStat: Private-School Enrollment Has Decreased Dramatically for Hispanic Students, Dropping from 13 Percent Enrolled in 1959 to 3 Percent Enrolled in 2013
The decline was steepest among middle-class Hispanic families.
Linda Brown this week announced she was stepping down as CEO of Boston-based Building Excellent Schools.
EdStat: For the Past 50 Years, Roughly One in 10 U.S. Families Has Chosen to Enroll Their Children in Private School
Has expanding income inequality led to an increased concentration of affluent families at private schools?
Long-term enrollment trends by family income
Detailed lesson guides are an effective way to approach instructional design and an empowering way to support teachers.
In Palm Beach County, Florida, the school board is hoping to raise over $150 million a year in additional property tax revenues while preventing local charter schools from receiving any of the funds.
EdStat: This Spring, the Acceptance Rate at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was 15 Percent
The acceptance rate at “TJ” was slightly lower than the acceptance rate at nearby Georgetown University.
Pushing schools to use evidence poses a real risk that school leaders will feel pressure to choose approaches that have been easier to evaluate, rather than those that are the most central to improving educational practice.
Increasing the number of low-income students of color who are on track to attend selective colleges and universities is already being done by the city’s charter schools.
EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, Only 46 Percent of Less-Educated White Respondents Favor Higher School Spending
Fifty-five percent of more-educated white respondents share that view.
EdStat: Four of the 5 States with F Grades in 2009 Achieved a C+ or Higher for Their Proficiency Standards in 2017
Researchers at Education Next have graded state proficiency standards on an A–F scale since 2005.
EdStat: 69 Percent of Americans Support Laws Allowing States to Take Control of Local Districts Where Academic Performance Has Been Low for Several Years
Teachers are less favorable toward these laws but nevertheless lean toward support.
EdStat: In 2017, Only 9 Percentage Points Separated the Proficiency Results on the Average State Test from the NAEP Results for That State
In 2005, 35 percentage points separated these two results.
This report presents new analyses of state-average NAEP data that attempt to address the limitation of changing samples of students by following cohorts of students from 4th grade in a given year to 8th grade four years later.
EdStat: Nine of 24 States with D- to D+ Grades in 2009 Received A Grades for Their Proficiency Standards in 2017
The relatively close alignment between state and national assessments represents a major improvement from 2009 when the Common Core initiative began.