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The 74 – Study: San Antonio Charter Schools Lifted Student Achievement Prior to Pandemic

New findings on San Antonio public schools reveal that students in charter schools are in many cases outpacing their peers, both statewide and within the city — in a few cases, by as much as half of an entire school year….

Thomas B. Fordham Institute – CREDO examines charter school performance in three cities

Are charter schools helping students succeed? Many studies have contributed to answering this multidimensional question, including a recent Fordham Institute report highlighting the association between a rise in charter student enrollment share at the metro level and increases in math achievement…

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 […]

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 […]

EdSource – Survey details how charter schools in California, two other states responded to pandemic

After Covid closed schools in March 2020, charter schools reopened in remote learning on average in four days in California, three days in New York and only two days in Washington state. For public districts throughout California and much of the nation, it often took […]

Northern Kentucky Tribune – Brigitte Blom: Debate is not about charter schools, but how to close Ky’s persistent achievement gaps

“When analyzing the research on charter school effectiveness, The Center for Research on Student Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University is still the gold standard….”

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 […]

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 – […]

Policy Ed – An Endless Summer: How COVID Has Reversed Academic Achievement. PolicyEd.

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the learning loss that typically occurs over summer vacation, and the impact has been more severe for disadvantaged children. Watch the full video.

ABC News – America in transition: Pandemic’s impact on education.

ABC News & Devin Dwyer reports on the phenomenon of learning loss and CREDO’s recent research; as children fall behind on educational achievement due to remote learning. Watch the full story here
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