Reality Check with Jeanne Allen

This week, Reality Check with Jeanne Allen features a discussion with guest Joe Nathan, Director of the Center for School Change in St. Paul, Minnesota. Joe has been at the cutting edge of the education choice movement in America, and helped write the nation’s first charter school law. He’s a prime example of the wide [...]

Reality Check with Jeanne Allen 2017-12-20T08:18:16+00:00

10 Charts That Changed the Way We Think About America’s Schools in 2017

More than two-thirds of America’s 74 million kids attend K-12 schools — buildings where tens of millions of teachers, administrators, and staffers go to work every day. Between educational and retirement costs, they represent most states’ biggest expenditures. And their end product, the promise of our nation’s kids? You could say that’s pretty important too. [...]

10 Charts That Changed the Way We Think About America’s Schools in 2017 2017-12-20T08:07:09+00:00

NC Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over control of public schools

RALEIGH - The State Supreme Court has agreed to hear a court case to decide who should have control over North Carolina’s public schools. The State Board of Education is appealing a lower court ruling in July that upheld a state law that shifts more control over public education operations to State Schools Superintendent Mark [...]

NC Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over control of public schools 2017-12-15T09:00:57+00:00

Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation

Dad with kids going to the bus stop An Associated Press article about segregation in charter schools has sparked a stinging backlash from education advocates across the country. The article, which went out wide on the AP wire under the headline “US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation,” makes the assertion that [...]

Education Reform Groups Decry Associated Press Analysis of Charter School Segregation 2017-12-12T09:47:06+00:00

Charters Didn’t Cause Segregation. They’re a Solution for Its Victims.

Of all the injustices in contemporary American society, perhaps the most grotesque is the system that ties education to neighborhoods that are segregated by race and class. One of the things a young couple buys along with a home is access to its school district, the value of which is incorporated into the sale price. [...]

Charters Didn’t Cause Segregation. They’re a Solution for Its Victims. 2017-12-11T13:29:41+00:00

ISD narrows in on management organizations for Southside Ashpole

Innovative School District Superintendent Eric Hall announced to the State Board Wednesday two finalists to take over the Robeson County school chosen as the first Innovative School District. He also released the name of the independent consultant who will evaluate the two groups, as well as the organization that will be in charge of evaluating [...]

ISD narrows in on management organizations for Southside Ashpole 2017-12-11T13:23:47+00:00

Public School Choice, Any Way You Slice It

Our new report, Stepping Up: How Are American Cities Delivering on the Promise of Public School Choice?, finds a variety of public school choice available in cities—district-run magnet, innovation, and open-enrollment schools; charter schools overseen by multiple authorizers; and district-charter partnership schools. In some cities, private schools accept publicly subsidized vouchers. In others, students can [...]

Public School Choice, Any Way You Slice It 2017-12-11T09:50:11+00:00
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