School choice and parental compromise

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jeff Murray, formerly employed at School Choice Ohio and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, appeared today on the Fordham Institute’s website. What parents are looking for in an ideal school choice scenario is often very different from what they settle for in the real world.[Read More…]

Tyton Partners report: Blueprints for a post-pandemic K-12 education system

The Covid-19 pandemic proved that K-12 education was ripe for disruption. A new report from Tyton Partners finds that a majority of parents “prefer to direct and curate their child’s education rather than rely on local school systems.” With many families educating their children at home during the crisis, parents[Read More…]

Florida NAEP Math scores: The good, the bad, the ugly

Florida’s Reading test results in the National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) weren’t all bad news, but things look much worse for Math scores. Where Florida’s fourth-grade Reading test scores dropped by an average of 0.6 points across all subgroups, students lost an average of 5.2 points in fourth-grade Math.[Read More…]

How do Americans truly feel about public education and what do they want to see?

Editor’s note: This analysis from Javaid Siddiqi, president and CEO of The Hunt Institute, looks at a new national poll the institute conducted that found literacy, school safety, workforce training and mental health are top issues for voters and parents. It appeared last week on The past two years[Read More…]

Florida NAEP Reading scores: The good, the bad, the ugly

Results from the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) aren’t pretty, but Florida does have some bright spots. The state’s students continue to excel at reading, especially when viewing the results demographically, and in particular, by free and reduced-price lunch eligibility, an indicator of poverty. Comparing overall results isn’t[Read More…]

Florida scholarship programs set new records as enrollment soars

The 2022-23 school year got off to a strong start for education choice scholarships in the Sunshine State, with several programs seeing record-breaking enrollment. Overall, more than 240,000 scholarships were funded, a 26% growth over the prior school year. Step Up For Students, the state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations that[Read More…]

Poll finds parents are frustrated, ready to change K-12 education

Editor’s note: This analysis appeared Sunday on So many things went wrong during the pandemic and its resulting lockdowns. Families lost loved ones. Small businesses closed forever. The pandemic has packed a punch unlike any other period in living memory and forced many to take a hard look at[Read More…]