Tag: public school choice

Best of 2022: Virtual reality charter school takes students to the moon, under the sea

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie is the sixth in our series. Buie donned a headset[Read More…]

Keep an open mind about so-called for-profit charter schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from Amber M. Northern, senior vice president for research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Nathaniel Grossman, an editorial and program associate at Fordham, written expressly for reimgainED, explores the myths and misperceptions about charter schools. More than two years ago, a Florida newspaper editorial[Read More…]

Students who left traditional public schools for charters not returning after pandemic

A new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reveals three key takeaways, updating its 2021 charter school enrollment report, “Voting With Their Feet.” Titled “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic,” the report is an analysis of student enrollment trends in public schools during the[Read More…]

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…]

Federal grant will expand Colorado family engagement in schools

Editor’s note: This article appeared Friday on co.chalkbeat.org. When Luis Murillo started leading parent academies as a principal in Center, he prepared presentations on how school boards work and where school funding comes from — the things he thought parents needed to know. He quickly realized parents were looking for something[Read More…]

West Virginia charter schools finding solid ground

Weeks into the start of a new school year that saw the launch of the first approved public charter schools in West Virginia, a report on the schools’ progress returned good news. As of Friday, Eastern Panhandle Preparatory Academy had enrolled 330 students; West Virginia Academy had enrolled 470 students.[Read More…]

Michigan businessman brings military-style STEM instruction to new charter school

A new charter school seeks to capitalize on its proximity to the shores of Lake Michigan as it works to raise critically low math and reading rates. Muskegon Maritime Academy will open Sept. 6 in a former district elementary school to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, offering water education[Read More…]

Charter advocacy poll: Parents value school choice, candidates who support it

Editor’s note: This post reflects the content of a news release issued by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and The Harris Poll released Wednesday, parents reveal that they want more and better school options with 93%[Read More…]