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Update on Tennessee ESA Litigation

Court rules school choice law violates "home rule" provision.

Ep. 182: Big Ideas – “School Choice: Separating Fact from Fiction” with Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf, professor and 21st Century chair in School Choice in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins us to discuss a book he edited.

Ep. 180: Cool Schools with Alliance Christian Academy

In this episode of our Cool Schools series, we chat with Christy Wilson, dean of academics at Alliance Christian Academy in Fort Worth, Texas.

Ep. 178: Big Ideas – “Classical Schools in Modern America” with Ian Lindquist

Ian Lindquist joins us to discuss his essay,  “Classical Schools in Modern America, published in the fall 2019 edition of National Affairs.

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EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways May 2020

We share our eight key takeaways based on our January-to-April polling waves.

Supporting Kids’ Mental/Emotional Health While Schools Are Closed

Whether we like it or not, schools are likely to stay closed for a while longer. How will all this change affect students’ mental health?

What You Need to Know About the EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker

Learn more about our goals for the new polling dashboard, and get tips on how to navigate its various tools and pages.

BRIEF: School Choice in the States – April 2020

Let our state and legal teams help you stay up to date on the latest in our monthly brief.

Update on Tennessee ESA Litigation

Court rules school choice law violates "home rule" provision.

Ep. 176: Our Top 10 Education Movies

The EdChoice team shares their favorite education-themed movies—from Dead Poets Society to School of Rock.

Planning for an Uncertain Future: The International School of Indiana

What happens to a school who’s students and teachers come from all over the world when the world shuts down?

SURVEY: Private School Response to COVID-19

We asked nearly 800 schools how they’re doing, what they fear and need.

Polling American K–12 School Parents About COVID-19

In partnership with Morning Consult, we surveyed American K–12 school parents about how COVID-19, which we also refer to as “coronavirus,” has affected their lives and their children’s education.

The Trillion Dollar Problem: Pandemic Puts State Pension Plans At Even Greater Risk

The current economic downturn will have rippling effects on the health of pension funds for public school teachers and other public employees.

K-12 Fiscal Relief in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Shuttering school choice programs would cost states $3.3 billion.

The K-12 Financial Cliff: What States Could Face If Students Switch Schooling Sectors

What would happen to state and local budgets if a percentage of private school students wind up back in the public system?

Ohio’s Educational Choice Scholarship Program Frozen Despite Strong Public Support

Lawmakers revert to old “failing” schools list while punting on means-tested conversion.

U.S. States Ranked by Educational Choice Share, 2020

Where are America’s students getting their education? Which types of schools and educational settings are they choosing?

Ep. 172: The Monthly Debrief – March Looking to April 2020

In this Monthly Debrief podcast, EdChoice’s President and CEO Robert Enlow and Director of State Relations Lauren Hodge chat with Emily Sass, policy director at the Center for Innovation

Researching the Research on Nine Major Ed Reforms

We partnered with Hanover Research to see what areas have been the most studied.

Ep. 171: 123s of School Choice 2020 – A Chat with the Authors

A few authors of our annual report, The 123s of School Choice, discuss what you’ll find in this year’s edition. Click here to download the full report, or order

Private School Profiles: How Christ Lutheran School is Responding to COVID-19

Learn how this school is providing structure for students and parents.

Private School Profiles: How Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is Responding to COVID-19

This boarding and day school has learned several lessons that might be useful for other schools coping with COVID-19.


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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