School Choice & Charters Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting Oversight
Nearly 500,000 students now attend full-time online and blended schools, says a new report from the National Education Policy Center.
College & Workforce Readiness In Many Charter High Schools, Graduation Odds Are Slim
Nearly a quarter of all charter high schools are graduating less than half of their students, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data.
College & Workforce Readiness Calculating Grad Rates for Charter Schools: It's Complicated
Federal data paint a grim picture of the charter school sector's ability to graduate its students. But comparing charter high schools' graduating power with that of all other public high schools is tricky.
Federal National School Choice Week: Annual Public Relations Campaign Kicks Off
The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.
School Choice & Charters Project Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that U.S. cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic & management problems, we conducted a investigation.
School Choice & Charters Video Feeling at Home in School
Around the nation, only a fraction of students at elite public residential schools come from low-income or minority backgrounds. Dinora Flores is one of them. Now a senior, Flores discusses what it’s been like for her to adjust—and eventually thrive—at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.
Every Student Succeeds Act Nontraditional Sector Seen Having High Share of Low-Grad.-Rate Schools
A report finds that charter, virtual, and alternative schools account for a disproportionate percentage of schools with low graduation rates.
School Choice & Charters Neuroscientists Study Real-Time Learning in Classroom Lab
A classroom-based laboratory at Washington State University allows researchers to study what goes on in the brain and the body when students are learning alongside their peers.
School Choice & Charters How to Choose a School: Advice From Two School Choice Consultants
Charter, magnet, district, or private school? As school choice expands, more parents are facing those questions. Here are some practical tips on how to pick a school from two experts.
School Choice & Charters Explainer What Is a Micro School? And Where Can You Find One?
Some experts predict micro schools have the potential to shake up the private school sector. But what, exactly, is a micro school?
Special Education Justice Pursues ADA Action Against Network of Ga. Programs
A scathing U.S. Department of Justice letter alleges discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act by a statewide network of alternative schools.