With charter school strikes and unionization drives in the news, a new report looks at why, when, and where charter organization efforts happen.
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March 22, 2019
March 19, 2019
The numbers of proposed new charter schools known as "no-excuses" type charters has declined over the last five years, as have the rates of approval for such charters, according to new data from the National Association for Charter School Authorizers.
March 18, 2019
More than half of the nearly 1,000 public high schools where fewer than 50 percent of students earn a diploma in four years are charters, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data. Here's a look at the demographics of those schools and how they compare to regular high schools with low grad rates.
December 20, 2018
Charters were significantly less likely to respond to inquiries that said a child had severe disabilities. But all schools were less likely to respond to a parent with a Hispanic sounding name.
November 19, 2018
Parents often turn to school finder or school shopping websites when choosing a school for their child. How much can the layout and design of a website affect the choices parents make? Quite a bit, according to a working paper from Mathematica Policy Research.
August 21, 2018
In the era of Betsy DeVos, public opinion may have soured on the word voucher, but not the idea, a new poll finds.
August 14, 2018
For the first time, school districts are no longer approving the majority of new charter schools, according to a new report, but it is not clear what is behind the decline.
May 31, 2018
A federal study of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for low-income students found that two years into the voucher program students perform significantly worse in math than their peers.
April 06, 2018
Among the alumni of the country's largest charter school network, those who are now attending HBCUs report significantly higher feelings of belonging than their peers in other colleges. They are also more likely to seek out academic supports at their colleges.
April 02, 2018
Students at a for-profit charter school network in Betsy DeVos' home state of Michigan are out-performing their public school peers in math, according to a new study.