Charter Schools

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.
A parent learns about KIPP New Orleans Schools during the annual New Orleans Schools Expo

What Charter School City Actually Says

Why Jay Greene’s critique of my book about education reform in New Orleans doesn’t hold up

How Charter School Regulations Harm Minority School Operators

In states with stricter rules, fewer Black and Hispanic applicants get charters approved, new research shows

New Research on KIPP Shows that Charter Middle Schools Can Improve Early College Outcomes

Attending a KIPP school led to a 10-13 percentage point improvement in the likelihood of enrolling in college

In the News: Chartering in Kansas City

In a new case study for the R Street Institute, "Chartering in Kansas City," Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.
Students standing in a circle with the word "CHOICE" written within.

Majority of U.S. Students Now Exercise School Choice

A week to celebrate those voting with their feet.
Cory Booker

Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
Cory Booker

Cory Booker’s Move on Charter Schools is Both Political — and Good

It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.
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.

Booker Education Record Includes Much To Tout

“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.

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