School Choice

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
A man adjusts a boy's face mask as they arrive at Jordan Community Public School in Rogers Park on the North Side, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 in Chicago. Students returned to in-person learning Wednesday after a week away while the Chicago Public Schools district and the Chicago Teachers Union negotiated stronger COVID-19 protections.

In Omicron’s Wake

More options may help in repairing the pandemic's harm to children.
Caprice Corona assists her three children during a music lesson at home.

Homeschooling Skyrocketed During the Pandemic, but What Does the Future Hold?

It may be less of an either-or option, as homeschooling is combined with online experiences, neighborhood pods, cooperatives, or joint undertakings with public and private schools
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“This Is the Civil-Rights Issue of Our Time”

Philanthropist of the Year Bill Oberndorf explains a state-based strategy for advancing school choice
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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”
The Hile family is among those suing, seeking the ability to use their Michigan 529 savings plan to pay tuition at a private Christian school.

Blaine Fights Back

Michigan families sue, seeking the ability to use their 529 savings accounts to pay for tuition at private religious schools.

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

Innovation zones—with autonomy, accountability, independent boards, and extra funding—can bring improvement.

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