Public School Choice

National education choice expert, reimaginED executive editor featured on national podcast

Matthew Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity and executive editor of reimaginED, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Ladner talked with host Jon Gabriel about Arizona’s improvements in education, made possible by the state’s robust school choice options which include charter schools and[Read More…]

Charter school parents push back to preserve school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, appeared today on the74million.org. A parent-led rally today in Washington, D.C., is putting the charter school movement’s energy and passion on full display as supporters band together to fight for their schools[Read More…]

K-12 ‘deadweight loss’ falls mainly on the poor

Deadweight loss, also known as excess burden, is a cost to society created by market inefficiency. It occurs when supply and demand are out of equilibrium. Mainly used in economics, it can be applied to any deficiency caused by an inefficient allocation of resources. Here is how Wikipedia defines deadweight[Read More…]

Florida Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. says he wants to change the tone around what it means to be a teacher amid statewide shortages

Editor’s note: This article appeared earlier today on https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/. Soon-to-be Education Commissioner Manny Diaz has worn many hats in his career, starting with teaching geography, history, social studies and psychology at public high schools in Miami. Today, he’s a Republican state Senator from Hialeah and works as vice president of[Read More…]

Hope Scholarship has West Virginians imagining a brighter future

Imagination is a curious thing, something inborn, but sadly, for most adults, it fades over time. The ability for one to conceive of a different, better world becomes more difficult for adults as the reality of life, with all its setbacks and disappointments, settles in. This is especially true in[Read More…]

Charter schools deserve support, not sabotage

Editor’s note: Sherlean Roberts is a student at Marquette University and a graduate of Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, a public charter school in Milwaukee. She is a Future Leaders Fellow with the American Federation for Children.  Last month, the Wall Street Journal broke news about new charter school criteria[Read More…]

State colleges look to expand high school programs to boost sagging enrollment

Like their counterparts nationally, many of Florida’s locally governed public colleges experienced enrollment declines before the pandemic that only grew steeper after its onset. Also like their counterparts, these post-secondary schools, which, like state universities, are coordinated under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education, have been exploring and[Read More…]

Indiana takes voucher-like approach to tutoring with $500 grants to families

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on Chalkbeat Indiana’s website. Indiana plans to channel up to $15 million in federal emergency funds directly to parents to pay for tutoring for students who are struggling with reading and math. Dubbed enrichment scholarships, the voucher-like program will provide each student who[Read More…]