Category: Uncategorized

The 74 – In Indianapolis, Charter Schools ‘Move the Needle’ on Achievement

New research on pre-pandemic academic achievement in Indianapolis is delivering a mixed bag of results: Students in K-12 schools there posted weaker learning gains in both reading and math than students statewide, while students who attended charter or charter-like “Innovation Network Schools” posted better results across virtually every demographic. The study, released June 9 by […]

The 74 – New Research Tracks Charters’ Early Moves During Pandemic

A new study suggests that charter schools heavily prioritized student engagement and instruction in the early days of the pandemic, with many navigating a quick transition to online learning and beginning to embrace a hybrid model by the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. This facile response, especially in comparison with traditional public schools, owes […]

Forbes – It’s Time For A New Accountability Model For Alternative And Virtual K-12 Schools

As full-time virtual learning moved from the fringe to the mainstream in mid-March 2020, onlookers expressed concerns about access for learners and accountability for the learning itself. Some policymakers have even gone so far this year as to ban the remote option. Concerns about different forms of schooling aren’t new. The skepticism has long extended […]

Fox News – Majority of parents believe distance learning caused their children to fall behind in school, survey finds

A new survey has found that more than half of parents are concerned that their children have fallen behind as a result of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the poll – which was released by USA Today and Ipsos last week – 55% of parents “believe online learning caused their children to […]