Great Curriculum Will Fuel, Not Hamper, Charter Autonomy and Innovation

By 08/16/2018

In New Orleans, the focus is now on high-quality instructional materials.

EdStat: Charter Schools Have Gained a Substantial Following in Louisiana, Where 148 Charters Now Serve more than 80,000 Students

By 08/16/2018

But charters have also attracted opposition from many school districts and teachers.

EdStat: 38 States had Statewide Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Preschools by February 2017

By 08/15/2018

Many systems include differential funding reimbursement for programs with higher quality ratings.

Why Can’t the Middle Class Afford Catholic School Anymore?

By 08/15/2018

Decades of Catholic school leaders did not adapt to changing circumstances to ensure that middle-income families would still be able to afford tuition.

Let’s Retire the ‘Gifted-and-Talented’ Label

By 08/14/2018

If we allow students to move at their own pace, there is no longer a need to label and sort them.

EdStat: State Spending on Preschool More Than Doubled between 2002 and 2016, from $3.3 to $7.4 Billion

By 08/14/2018

However, a range of research also shows that many early childhood programs do not have positive long-term effects.

In the News: New England’s Smallest Colleges Are Struggling

By 08/14/2018

A review of financial conditions at New England’s small private colleges finds that tuition revenue is failing to keep up with expenses at more than half the schools.

Accountability for Early Education — A Different Approach and Some Positive Signs

By 08/13/2018

Outcomes-based accountability has come to preschools in the form of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS).

EdStat: Between 1968 and 2013, the Percentage of Middle-Income Families Enrolled in Private Schools Fell from 12 Percent to 7 Percent

By 08/13/2018

Enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady.

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