Charter Schools

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

Charter Schools Show Steeper Upward Trend in Student Achievement than District Schools

First nationwide study of trends shows large gains for African Americans at charters
Students at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, in Bridgeport, Conn.

How Big Charter Networks Made the Switch to Remote Learning

Schools that were better before the pandemic did better during the pandemic

“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.

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