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
The right way to evaluate private school choice programs
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.”
“Let’s face it, the problem in our schools isn’t just money”
First national analysis reveals a modest impact, depending on where you look
A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement
Montana case could prompt last judgment for Blaine Amendments
A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program
School choice leaves many small town denizens and suburbanites cold. So here’s an idea for what rural school reform should look like.
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.
Jim Blew, assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the U.S. Department of Education, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the work of the department, including a new federal tax credit initiative and proposed changes to Title IX.
Opportunity Scholarship Program was small but stakes were huge
Can wraparound services improve academic performance?
Recent Louisiana Scholarship Program test scores look pretty grim. But there are three important caveats to keep in mind.