Education Report Roundup

School Choice

August 30, 2005 1 min read

“Providing Quality Choice Options in Education,” is available from the National Governors Association.

A report from the National Governors Association and a university center details school choice strategies being employed in states, and offers advice on how best to establish new choice policies or refine existing ones.

Among a host of recommendations, the Aug. 18 report suggests that states: include measures of academic progress to gauge the value added by choice options; support transportation costs for low-income students pursuing such options; provide equitable funding for all education providers; and increase the availability of “virtual school” offerings.

The Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities helped produce the report.