School Choice & Charters
Education news, analysis, and opinion about the legislation, policies, governance, research, advocacy, and institutions around school choice and charters.
- School Choice & Charters Opinion What the Heck Are Microschools?Microschooling aims to create a more active learning environment for students than what's found in traditional school systems.School Choice & Charters Opinion White Parents Say They Want Diverse Schools, But Will They Send Their Kids?Racial stereotypes and reluctance to be in a racial minority are part of the calculus of how white parents choose schools.School Choice & Charters Do Vouchers and ESAs Take Money From Public Schools? How States Fund School ChoiceRepublican state lawmakers have ramped up programs that dedicate public funds for parents to spend on their children’s private education.School Choice & Charters Opinion What Is an Education Savings Account, and Why Does It Matter?ESAs shift us from a system of “school” choice to “educational” choice, opening the door to a system that offers more customizable options.School Choice & Charters GOP Lawmakers Tout Choice as a Way Out of Failing SchoolsRepublicans in the U.S. House are using their majority to push for policies that would send public funds to private schools.School Choice & Charters Nation's First Religious Charter School Denied, For NowThe action by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board buys some time to consider the implications, including for the members themselves.School Choice & Charters Opinion Attend These Charter Schools. Leave With College CredentialsThe founder of a charter network discusses how his schools bring a K-16 model to the K-12 system.School Choice & Charters Explainer Education Savings Accounts, ExplainedFour states this year have passed laws allowing any parent to spend public dollars on private school tuition or other education expenses.School Choice & Charters A Major Reversal on Religious Charter Schools in OklahomaThe attorney general withdrew his predecessor's opinion that religious groups could not be excluded from the state charter school program.School Choice & Charters Opinion A Charter Academy Delivering a ‘Classical’ Education Grows in PopularityAt its core, Great Hearts Academy seeks to foster virtuous human beings, explains the schools' CEO.School Choice & Charters A Proposed Catholic Charter School Is New Test for Religion and Public EducationWith a favorable state attorney general's opinion in hand, Catholic officials are set to ask for approval of the first religious charter.School Choice & Charters Opinion How Are Charter Schools Faring in Our Polarized Political Era?There are several distinct and passionate school communities that reside under the charter school banner. Can they work alongside another?School Choice & Charters What to Know About a Neo-Nazi Home-School ScandalThree things to know about how the incident connects to broader public education debates.School Choice & Charters The Push for School Choice Is AcceleratingStates across the country are considering sweeping school choice bills that would send public funds to private schools.School Choice & Charters Charter School Governance Shapes Those Schools’ Approach to EquityNew research finds that the entities governing charters influence the schools' commitment to equity.