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 Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting OversightNearly 500,000 students now attend full-time online and blended schools, says a new report from the National Education Policy Center.School Choice & Charters Oklahoma Charter Schools Granted Local Tax Revenue in 'Seismic' SettlementA groundbreaking settlement will fundamentally change the way charter schools are funded in Oklahoma, despite vehement opposition.School Choice & Charters COVID-19 May Energize Push for School Choice in States. Where That Leads Is UnclearThe pandemic is driving legislators' interest in mechanisms like education savings accounts, but the growth may not be straightforward.School Choice & Charters Letter to the Editor Are NOLA Charters a Mixed Bag?To the Editor:
The opinion essay by Douglas N. Harris about how New Orleans’ education reforms post-Katrina are relevant to the COVID-19 era (“As Schools Recover After COVID-19, Look to New Orleans,” Sept. 30, 2020) highlights some basic improvements in the NOLA system but downplays the most significant aspects of those changes: the impact on people of color.School Choice & Charters Home Schooling Is Way Up With COVID-19. Will It Last?The shift could have lasting effects on both public schools and the home-schooling movement.School Choice & Charters Opinion COVID-19 Has Capsized the Case Against School ChoiceAmid the pandemic, public schools aren't able to deliver on their promises. This makes it hard to denounce school choice's tapestry of options as an inadequate or immoral alternative.School Choice & Charters Private Schools Catch Parents’ Eye as Public School Buildings Stay ShutThe lure of in-person instruction is driving interest. But questions remain about capacity, access, and how the pandemic could affect private schools as well.School Choice & Charters What the Supreme Court's Ruling on Religious Schools Means in PracticeGroups on all sides of the debate over private school choice agree that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling will be tremendously consequential. But it may take some time for the ripple effects to spread.School Choice & Charters How Betsy DeVos Picked a Big Fight Over COVID-19 Relief: An ExplainerThe education secretary ignited a furor over the use of federal coronavirus relief aid for private school students. This interactive timeline shows what led up to that and where things stand now.