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 Biden Administration Tightens Rules on Charter School Funding ProgramThe U.S. Department of Education responded to over 25,000 public comments in making its final revision of charter school funding rules.School Choice & Charters Opinion The Biden Administration Is Right: Charters Need to Be More AccountableThe proposed changes to the federal Charter School Program are just common sense, write Jitu Brown and Randi Weingarten.School Choice & Charters What's Behind the Fight Over the Biden Administration's Stance on Charter School FundingProposed new rules for federal charter school funding have drawn the ire of many in the charter school community.School Choice & Charters Opinion Families May Like Their School But Want More Options. That’s Where Course Choice Comes InEducational choices have grown inside each school as a result of the pandemic. Families should take advantage of this.School Choice & Charters Mich. Public School Advocates Launch Effort to Stop DeVos-Backed ProposalThe former secretary of education is backing an initiative that advocates say would create an unconstitutional voucher system.School Choice & Charters The Pandemic Pushed More Families to Home School. Many Are Sticking With ItThese parents have a common desire to take control of their children's education at a time when control feels elusive for so many people.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 Opinion What Do Parents Look for When Choosing a School?New polling sheds light on what a nationally representative sample of parents had to say on this question this summer.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 Opinion Taking Stock After 30 Years of Charter SchoolsRick Hess speaks with Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, on charter schools turning 30.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 Opinion Is Hybrid Home Schooling the Future of Education?Rick Hess speaks with Mike McShane about hybrid home schooling, which combines the best of home schooling and traditional schooling.