Charter Schools

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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
Newly-elected Orelans Parish School Board members, from left: Katie Baudouin, Olin Parker, J.C. Romero, and Carlos Zervigon.

New Faces, New Problems for New Orleans School Board

In all-charter district, winning candidates have limited power

Charters Improving at Faster Pace in Urban Areas

Given the apparent underrepresentation of urban charter students in 2017, it is more likely that we are underestimating the overall gains
Joe Biden speaks to reporters

How Charter Supporters Can Win Over Joe Biden

Remind Biden and his team of the real-life people that charter schools serve, people who are a key part of his coalition.
A class at LEAP Academy Early Childhood School at KIPP DC, a network of high-performing, public charter schools in Washington.

5 Things We Learned in D.C. About How to Advance Charter Schools

The rise of white progressive politics in the city, in combination with a somewhat re-energized union movement, has left our schools fighting attacks on multiple fronts.

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