The Nation’s Charter Report Card

First-ever state ranking of charter student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Band students from John F. Kennedy Senior High School march on Mardi Gras Day in February 2020.

Going-to-School Shopping

Investigating family preferences in New Orleans
Illustration of campaign flyers on a sign

Putting Teachers on the Ballot

Raises for teachers, fewer charters when educators join the school board
Students at Parker Elementary Music Magnet School in Houston sing at the 22nd annual Hear the Future invitational choral festival presented by the Houston Chamber Choir in January 2022.

The Fine Art of School Engagement

How expanding arts education affects learning, behavior, and social-emotional growth
Free and reduced-price meal designations are inaccurate indicators of family income.

A Poor Poverty Measure

To identify children in need, look beyond free lunch data

Gifted and Talented Programs Don’t Cause School Segregation

Uneven enrollments, but minor impacts on racial separation
5th-grade math teachers Brittney Bentley and Nicole Plowman co-teach a multiplication lesson at Lucy Laney Community School in Minneapolis.

Are Two Teachers Better Than One?

The effect of co-teaching on students with and without disabilities

Estimating the “Effective Teaching Gap”

Students Experience Unequal Outcomes, but Mostly Equal Access to High-Quality Instruction


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