Charter Schools

Students exit school through the front entrance after classes at the Boston Collegiate Charter Middle & High School campus

Backfilling Charter School Seats Didn’t Hurt Test Scores, New Boston Study Finds

“Strong evidence that high-performing charter schools can continue to benefit their current students even as they incorporate new students into vacant seats”
Exterior of a school building

Could Great Hearts Academy Change the Face of Private Education?

Great Hearts is the largest operator of classical charter schools in the U.S., with 33 schools serving 22,000 students in Arizona and Texas.
2020 U.S. Electoral Map

Rees Responds to Hess on Charter Strategy

“It makes no sense for people on the right to abandon independently run public charter schools.”
2020 U.S. Electoral Map

A Big Choice for Charter Schooling

Red-state strategy or blue-state strategy?

After Denver School Board Election, Union-Backed Candidates Emerge With 7-0 Control

Charters, unified enrollment system, innovation zones all will face threats
Photo of Nina Rees

Taking Stock After 30 Years of Charter Schools

This year was the first time in many years that, for whatever reason, the White House did not issue a proclamation for National Charter Schools Week.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker sit with children at the Maple Avenue School in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

Charter School “Push Out” Myth Is Debunked in a New Study of Newark

Students who land in charter schools are less likely to leave—including English learners and students with disabilities
A statue of Johnny Appleseed welcomes visitors to the Massachusetts Visitor Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Inset: Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Betsy Appleseed and School Choice

Choice initiatives and expansions in Florida, Arkansas, West Virginia and elsewhere show that eventually, trees blossom
A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccine in a school

How Schools Can Help with the Vaccination Rollout 

Turn parking lots, gyms into sites for giving shots

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