School Choice

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Covid-19 Could Be the Moment We Turn to School Choice as a Road to Equal Opportunity

States should broaden policies to support the school choice parents are demanding.

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
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Covid-19 Has Capsized the Case Against School Choice

During the past six months, it's become clear that what this universal, public system actually guarantees is a lot less than we imagined.
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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At National Convention, Republicans Push School Choice

“When a parent has a choice, their kid has a better chance,” Senator Tim Scott Says
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
Maryland Governor Hogan

“School-Opening Extortion” Comes to Montgomery County, Maryland

"Teachers’ legitimate interest in risk-mitigation in the workplace does not extend to shutting down other people’s schools."

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.

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