Charter Schools

“No Excuses High,” Trapped by Its Own Success?

Highly regimented charter schools deliver the test results, but their methods may be ill-suited to the independent realities of college life.

Charter Schools and Their Enemies

At 90, Thomas Sowell reminds charter schools how to fight. And why.

EdNext Podcast: Serving All Students at Excel Academy

A group from Excel Academy in Boston joined Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how the charter network works to accommodate students with special needs, including English language learners and those with disabilities, into their program.
Marcus Winters

The Education Exchange: Student Test Scores in Newark Charter Schools

Marcus Winters, an associate professor in Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Winters that shows lasting test score gains for students at charter schools in Newark, N.J.
Enrollment Surging in Indianapolis Charter Schools (Figure 1)

The Hoosier Way

Good choices for all in Indianapolis

The Education Exchange: Observations from Inside a Success Academy School

Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss his time observing a Success Academy school in the Bronx, and his new book, "How the Other Half Learns."
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has ridden the wave of increased school choice in Florida.

Miami’s Choice Tsunami

Carvalho, competition, and transformation in Miami-Dade

Come to Jesus

Effort parties, data walls, reading logs, and “warm/strict” — a look inside Success Academy

An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?

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