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Free Tools to Help Educators and Students Connect While Social Distancing

As we navigate the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our routines and families, we wanted to provide a handy list of free, online tools to help you continue teaching and learning at home.

Ep. 170: Cool Schools with Jefferson Academy

In this episode, Mike McShane chats with Tim Matlick—executive director of Jefferson Academy and the Summit Academy Home School program in Broomfield, Colorado.

How Private Schools and Groups Serving Schools and Families Could Be Eligible for Forgivable Loans

Find out if you're eligible and learn how you can submit an application.

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Private School Profiles: How Bishop Guertin High School is Responding to COVID-19

Principal Jason Strniste shares three lessons the school has learned.

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

This Indianapolis school shares lessons they have learned during this transition.

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

Learn how this preschool network adjusts to online learning.

Private School Profiles: How the Partnership Schools are Responding to COVID-19

Learn more about how this network of schools in New York City is serving their students.

So You’re Homeschooling Now! Some Resources, Tips and Tricks from a Homeschooling Researcher

Are your children learning from home this week? Check out these three tips to help make the most of it (and keep your sanity).

Public Aid for Private Schools Already Happens

Students can use the GI Bill and Pell Grants Program—school voucher programs for adults—at both public and private institutions. But to what extent does that actually happen?

Studying the School Choice Student Transportation Problem

Taking a look at the national landscape of student transportation policy, the best we can say is that it is complicated.

Ep. 165: Transporting School Choice Students – A Chat with the Authors

In this episode of EdChoice Chats, Mike McShane and Michael Shaw, authors of our latest report Transporting School Choice Students, discuss inspiration, methodology and findings. Click here to read

BRIEF: School Choice in the States, March 2019

Need a record of March 2019’s state school choice happenings? Our brief roundup has you covered

Ep. 164: Big Ideas – “Child Safety Accounts” with Vicki Alger

In this episode of our Big Ideas series, Vicki Alger discusses her co-authored book, Child Safety Accounts: Combating Student Bullying and School Violence by Empowering Parents. She goes in-depth on

What America Thinks of K–12 Education (Told in Infographics)

We share some of the most compelling results of our 2019 Schooling in America survey in the form of infographics.

1,000 True School Choice Supporters

Too often, advocates think that they need to convince the entire populace of a state to support their initiative. They don’t. They need 1,000 true supporters, or perhaps even fewer.

School Choice Opponents Defend the Indefensible

When a child is assaulted day in and day out in their assigned public school, how can anyone argue they don't deserve school choice? Believe it or not, there are people who do.

In the second episode of our Mean Tweets series, Jen Wagner and Drew Catt read tweets and offer commentary and insight regarding some of the top issues in education.


On Being Non-Essential: It Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Important

By Jennifer Wagner “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” I’ve always appreciated that Douglas Adams quote — and I’m drawn to it more than ever

Teaching At Home: The Best-Laid Plans Turn Into A Very Different Reality

By Jennifer Wagner In case you missed it, we’re all teachers now — and probably will be for the rest of the school year. Teachers are amazing. My parents were teachers. I love helping

Isolated With Kids: Ten Homeschooling Tips From A Mom That’s Done It For Years

By Elissa Wahl The coronavirus isn’t just about getting sick or stocking up on toilet paper — it’s also becoming a national issue surrounding education. Schools are shutting down, leaving kids home,

Charter Schools: A Solution No One Asked For (But So Many Families Need)

By Jennifer Wagner If you work in the K-12 education space, you know by now that it’s open season on charter schools. This recent New York Times piece took a

Times Like These: Why You Should Build A Real, Committed Grassroots Army

By Jennifer Wagner Buying a domain name, launching a website and making a public announcement are the first steps toward building a grassroots network of supporters. They also happen to

How About We Just Call Them Schools? Then We Can Focus On What Matters.

By Jennifer Wagner Hear ye, hear ye. Make way for the Official School Choice Language Brigade, summoned recently in response to terminology used by President Trump in his State of the

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