Charter Schools

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona watches as President Joe Biden speaks to students in a classroom during a visit to Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 11, 2022.

New Biden Rules Would Slow Charter Growth

Parents, governors register objections to proposed changes
Parents and schoolchildren demonstrate their support for charter schools and protest the racial achievement gap in New York City.

The Bigger Picture of Charter School Results

A National Analysis of System-Level Effects on Test Scores and Graduation Rates
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Choice, Flexibility, Accountability Drive School Improvement

One kind of public school is improving faster than another kind. What explains charter success?
Roxbury Prep wrapped the site at 361 Belgrade Ave in Roslindale with an image of the school building it hoped to construct there.

Soaring Real Estate Prices, Vocal Opponents Complicate School Site Search

Parent’s Plea: “We need more people advocating for us”

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

Innovation zones—with autonomy, accountability, independent boards, and extra funding—can bring improvement.
Kipper, KIPP’s chatbot, sends texts to recent KIPP graduates about topics ranging from registering for college orientation to filling out financial-aid forms, all to prevent summer melt.

Charter Schools Go to College

Networks follow graduates to campuses with support to promote success
Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. stands in front of a class at Edward Hynes Charter School after the school resumed in-person learning in October 2020.

What’s Next in New Orleans

The Louisiana city has the most unusual school system in America. But can the new board of a radically decentralized district handle the latest challenges?
Signature charter school in Evansville, Indiana

What I Learned in 23 Years Ranking America’s Most Challenging High Schools

Most students are capable of much more learning than they are asked to do

Ban For-Profit Charters?

Campaign issue collides with Covid-era classroom reality
Students at Cal State-LA collaborate as part of an advanced vehicle technology competition. The public university campus scored highest in the nation in one ranking measuring upward mobility rates.

Why So Many People Are Disappointed With Their Educations—And How To Start Fixing It.

Alternative pathways can help students find a “vocational self” and upward mobility

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