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Feb 21

Schooling in America Series: Rural Revisited

Since the 2016 election turned the spotlight on small town and rural Americans, the education policy world has been playing catch up to the...
Feb 18

Schooling in America Series: Parents’ Views on Accountability and School Choice

Not long ago, school choice programs in places like Mississippi simply didn’t exist. Now, not only does the state have charter schools, two voucher...
Feb 13

Schooling in America Series: Teachers’ Views on Accountability and School Choice

Last fall, a Florida public school teacher went viral when she released a letter decrying the state of her district’s accountability system and the...
Feb 12

Schooling in America Series: The Public on K–12 Accountability

Late last year, we began taking a deep dive into the results from our 2018 Schooling in America Survey, our annual snapshot of the...
Jan 21

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Participation, 2019 Edition

Which of America’s school choice programs has the most students participating? What about the least? In this post, we rank America’s school choice programs...
Jan 21

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Eligibility, 2019 Edition

At EdChoice, eligibility is one of the most important factors in analyzing a school choice program. We believe that all parents—regardless of geography, income...
Dec 13

Schooling in America Series: The Public on School Choice

After a 2017 where school choice seemed to garner more headlines than ever thanks to federal proponents and policy proposals, this election year seemed...
Dec 12

Schooling in America Series: K–12 Education Funding

Nothing quite garnered the national stage this year like the “Red for Ed” movement and respective teacher walkouts in states like Arizona, Colorado and...
Dec 11

Schooling in America Series: Getting to Know the Public on Public Education

Nationally, households with parents of school-aged children make up just 42 percent of all households. Those who are not school-aged parents—that other 58 percent...
Dec 10

Schooling in America Series: Getting to Know School Parents

Parents tend to be satisfied with their local public schools but want more options for their children at the same time. That may seem...
Dec 07

Schooling in America Series: Getting to Know Our Teachers

This year, our annual Schooling in America Survey series put a special emphasis on those who teach in our classrooms. We surveyed 777 current...
Sep 10

After IRS impacts tax-credit scholarships, a chance for altruism (and better program design)

For most people, Internal Revenue Service recommendations induce snoozing. For school choice advocates, guidance released late August by the U.S. Department of Treasury (which...
Jul 06

Reunited, But Will It Be Good? Considerations and Concerns as New Orleans School Board Absorbs Local Recovery District Schools

Sunday marked a major milestone for a city with one of the most radical education reform transformations in the country. For the first since...
May 16

What Puerto Rico’s New Education Reform Bill Says About School Choice

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for education in Puerto Rico. On April 30, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a...
Jan 24

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Purchasing Power, 2018 Edition

We’ve given our readers an overview of educational choice programs across the nation this week with rankings based on eligibility and participation. But one...
Jan 22

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Eligibility, 2018 Edition

At EdChoice, eligibility is one of the most important factors in analyzing a school choice program. We believe that all parents—regardless geography, income, or...
Jan 22

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Participation, 2018 Edition

Which of America’s school choice programs has the most students participating? What about the least? The 2018 edition of The ABCs of School Choice ...
Dec 12

Summarizing 2017’s National K–12 Education and School Choice Surveys

School choice programs received high marks from Americans in 2017.   Five national, highly discussed polls detailed a wide range of public opinion results...
Aug 31

Illinois Governor Signs First Substantial School Choice Program

As part of an overhaul of the state’s school financing system, Illinois created the nation’s 22nd tax-credit scholarship program and the first in the...
Jul 11

Why the Fuss Over School Choice and “Certified” Teachers is Overrated

Opponents of educational choice worry that empowering parents and students to attend private schools will lead to a Wild West of schools wrought with...

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