Good Reads for National School Choice Week


National School Choice Week 2017 will be held January 22-28, 2017. According to the organizers

The goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to raise public awareness of all types of education options for children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

Gathered on this page are some of Education Next’s recent and trending articles on various aspects of school choice.

A New Path to a College Degree
Match Beyond helps low-income students succeed
By Jon Marcus
School Disruption on the Small Scale
Can micro-schools break out of an elite niche?
By Justin C. Cohen
Schools of Choice
Expanding opportunity for urban minority students
By Martin R. West
The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment
African Americans benefited the most
By Matthew M. Chingos and Paul E. Peterson
School Choice Boosts Test Scores
By Patrick J. Wolf
Should Reformers Support Education Savings Accounts?
An Education Next forum
By Matthew Ladner and Nelson Smith
The Case for Special Education Vouchers
Parents should decide when their disabled child needs a private placement
By Stuart Buck and Jay P. Greene
Innovation in Catholic Education
New approaches to instruction and governance may revitalize the sector
By Kelly Robson and Andy Smarick
Denver Expands Choice and Charters
Elected school board employs portfolio strategy to lift achievement
By David Osborne
Good News for New Orleans
Early evidence shows reforms lifting student achievement
By Douglas N. Harris
Raising More Than Test Scores
Does attending a “no excuses” charter high school help students succeed in college?
By Matthew Davis and Blake Heller
The Bronx is Learning
Content-rich curriculum drives achievement at Icahn Charter School
By Charles Sahm
What Explains Success at Success Academy?
Charter network focuses on what is being taught, and how
By Charles Sahm
The Charter Model Goes to Preschool
Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access
By Ashley LiBetti Mitchel and Sara Mead
More Middle-Class Families Choose Charters
A political game changer for public school choice?
By Richard Whitmire

—Education Next

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