“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.
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