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What to Do About ‘Bad Parents’ in K–12 Education

“This idea of parental choice, that’s great if the parent is well-educated. There are some families that’s perfect for. But to make it available to everyone? No. I think you’re asking for a huge amount of trouble.” Those are the words of a lawmaker in New Hampshire advocating the repeal of an alternative schooling program […]

Private School Profiles: How The Oaks Academy is Responding to COVID-19

The Oaks Academy is a classical-model, purposefully racially and socio-economically diverse, private school in Indianapolis educating more than 900 students across three campuses. It has routinely been ranked as one of the highest performing schools in Indiana on the state’s ISTEP exam. As a classical school that focuses on great books and big ideas, technology […]

Private School Profiles: How Montessori Preschool is Responding to COVID-19

Before I spoke to Kevin Kalra of Houston’s Montessori Preschool, I would have thought “digital Montessori” education was an oxymoron like “jumbo shrimp,” “rolling stop,” or “civil war.” After talking with him, I was so impressed by the thoughtful way he and his compatriots are working through a difficult situation and trying to provide a […]