As superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Tom Boasberg implemented a wide array of unconventional reforms, building a coalition based on pragmatism and a shared belief that change was a long overdue moral imperative. Boasberg talks with Ed Next editor-in-chief Marty West about his decade-long effort to improve Denver’s schools.
An autocrat declares war on high-performing American schools
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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: 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.
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.
Linda Brown this week announced she was stepping down as CEO of Boston-based Building Excellent Schools.
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.
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: 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.
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.
A review of Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation?
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.
Negative headlines about DCPS may be drowning out the story of the success of public charter schools in D.C.