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.
Charter school principals are more diverse than principals of district schools, but far less diverse than the students they serve.
How the mom-and-pops can help the sector diversify and grow
Texas districts can use Title I resources to start new schools rather than just work to turn around low-performing ones.
On Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 pm, the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted an Askwith Debate on whether charter schools enahnce or undermine equity.
Charters are making a rebound—at least among Republicans and African Americans.
EdStat: Charter Schools Received $3,509 Less on Average in Annual Funding per Student Than District Schools in 2011
Even though charter schools and district schools receive equal funding from the state, charters generally receive less funding per student.
When charter schools opt out of state retirement plans, they usually offer their teachers an alternative.
EdStat: 76 Percent of Indiana’s Private Schools Participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
Roughly 76 percent of Indiana’s private schools take part in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, including almost 100 percent of Indiana’s Catholic schools.
States’ teacher pension plans have been managed so poorly that they’re now underfunded by $500 billion.
With 19 percent of its public-school students enrolled in charter schools, Arizona was the state with the highest percentage of charter-school students in 2014.
In 19 states, charter schools can offer their teachers an alternative to state retirement plans.
From the Editor: Some highlights from the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next
Charter sectors have a lot more control over their teacher pipelines than they realize.