A new report by the Washington Post shows the overall number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has actually doubled over the past 25 years. At the same time, many urban schools remain deeply segregated. An analysis by Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida and Matthew M. Chingos in Education Next examined this issue in the context of charter schooling.
Visitors to charter schools in Questa, New Mexico; Quincy, Florida; Starbuck, Minnesota; and Prescott Valley, Arizona, found some common ingredients.
Tomas Monarrez, a research associate in the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the impact charter schools have had on segregation in U.S. schools.
Effort parties, data walls, reading logs, and “warm/strict” — a look inside Success Academy
Twenty years ago this summer, I was a founder of the first charter school in New York state: the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
Doug Harris, Professor and Department Chair of Economics at Tulane University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new study, “How is New Orleans School Performance Evolving, and Why?,” co-authored with Lihan Liu, Alica Gerry, and Paula Arce-Trigatti, and how school choice and performance-based contracting have fared after 15 years.
When the Ku Klux Klan wanted to outlaw private schools
Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll
Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?
Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success
How five cities tackle the challenges of student transportation
“It is all too common for researchers to misinterpret the policy implications of these experiments, even when they are properly conducted.”
First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look
A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement
A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program
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.
Can wraparound services improve academic performance?
How Democracy Prep Charter Schools Boost Student Voting
The number of students enrolled in California public schools this year dropped compared to last year. Declines like this make budgeting a difficult art.
As public school choice grows, more cities are relying on centralized application processes to match as many students as possible to their top-ranked schools.
Resilience, Hope, and the Power of the Collective: What Puerto Rico Can Teach the States about Education Reform
People don’t talk about “scaling” solutions in Puerto Rico. They create solutions and hope that others will do the same.
According to recent polls, adults who were born between 1981 and 1996 tend to think favorably about charter schools, vouchers, and other types of education options.
Rising health benefit costs are eroding total teacher compensation and eating into budgets reserved for other mission-critical areas at charter schools across the country.