School Choice & Charters

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Home Schooling With the Kardashians?

By Arianna Prothero — January 23, 2015 1 min read

Issues related to private schools—from why they opt out of voucher programs to how they collaborate with public schools—are featured on this week’s Charters & Choice news roundup.

This commentary dives into the stigma a private school teacher feels from her public counterparts and examines whether increased competition between the sectors is blocking useful cooperation.

Why do private schools opt out of voucher programs? A report out this week attempts to answer that question. Turns out survey data from Florida, Indiana, and Louisiana show that independent schools value their independence.

How to train a principal, KIPP-style: With the same focus and intensity that KIPP applies to expanding its schools and improving achievement, it has developed a comprehensive leadership-training program that is sought after by other charter networks and regular school districts.

That story was part of a larger Education Week special report on training and retaining principals. You can check out the full report here.

The debate over home schooling regulations continues... the Montgomery Advisor editorial board weighs in saying Alabama needs reasonable regulation of home-schooled students.

And now for the kicker... Kylie Jenner (of the Kardashian clan) is dropping out of her home schooling program to focus on her career and on building a brand. Now, in all seriousness, I happen to find ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ to be VERY educational.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.