Tag: public school choice

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…]

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…]

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…]

reimaginED interview with education choice advocate Michael Petrilli on proposed federal charter school rules

Last week, the Biden administration proposed new rules for its start-up grant program for charter schools. If adopted, the rules would make it tougher for those seeking to open new charter schools, which are publicly funded by privately managed enterprises. The biggest proposed change would affect for-profit charter companies that[Read More…]