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 Bloomberg Launches $750 Million Fund to Grow Charter Schools Amid 'Broken' K-12 SystemFormer New York City mayor and one-time presidential hopeful Michael R. Bloomberg aims to add 150,000 charter school seats over five years.School Choice & Charters Opinion The Kind of School Reform That Parents Actually WantParents' inclination to focus on solving specific problems rather than system change helps explain the appetite for novel school options.School Choice & Charters Virtual Charters in Hot Water Again. Accusations of Fraud Prompt $150M LawsuitIndiana officials seek to recoup more than $150 million they say was either wrongly obtained or misspent by a consortium of virtual schools.School Choice & Charters How the Pandemic Helped Fuel the Private School Choice MovementState lawmakers got a new talking point as they pushed to create and expand programs to send students to private schools.School Choice & Charters In Fight Over Millions of Dollars for Charter Schools, a Marijuana Tax May Bring PeaceThe Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously to rescind a polarizing lawsuit settlement, pending certain stipulations.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.