Tag: charter schools

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…]

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…]

Virtual reality charter school takes students to the moon, under the sea

Editor’s note: reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie donned a headset and took a virtual journey to learn how an innovative Florida school will use virtual reality to accelerate learning. “Sorry for the delay in responding to your email,” I told a contact last week. “But I was busy walking on[Read More…]

Legislature’s veto override means charter schools could soon open in Kentucky

An override of Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto Wednesday night could clear the way for charter schools to open in Kentucky, five years after they were made legal in the Bluegrass State. The House voted 52-46 to send House Bill 9, sponsored by House Majority Whip Chad McCoy. The Senate later[Read More…]

Florida school district seeks to partner with local charter schools to meet skyrocketing population growth

Nationally, the war between charter and district schools continues to rage. In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Education has  proposed new rules for start-up grants that charter advocates say make it virtually impossible for new charters to open. In Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear last week vetoed a bill that[Read More…]