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The Economist – The evidence in favour of charter schools in America has strengthened

Improving schools is hard. Evidence of success or failure can take a decade to collect. What works in one place may flop in another. This explains why school reformers are excited about an authoritative study from Stanford University which shows that charter schools really do […]

The Economist – Charter schools do things that all Democrats say they support and yet the party has turned against them

A year ago New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, proposed to adjust a state cap on charter schools, the publicly funded but privately run schools that have become a locus of innovation and controversy in American education….

The 74 – New Analysis Finds Charter School Sector Still Has Plenty of Room to Grow

The conventional wisdom in some quarters is that the charter school movement has run its course. Abandoned by an increasingly progressive Democratic Party for being “neo-liberal” and by an increasingly populist Republican Party for being “technocratic,” charter schools (the story goes) are falling into the […]

Wall Street Journal – Charter Schools: New Evidence of Student Success

Recently featured on the Wall Street Journal Excerpt:School choice is gaining momentum nationwide, and charter schools are a large part of the movement. A new study shows that these independently run public schools are blowing away their traditional school competition in student performance….

Education Week – Charter Schools Are Outperforming Traditional Public Schools: 6 Takeaways From a New Study

A new study shows that charter school students are now outpacing their peers in traditional public schools in math and reading achievement, cementing a long-term trend of positive charter school outcomes. The study is the third in a series…

The 74 – National Study of 1.8 Million Charter Students Shows Charter Pupils Outperform Peers at Traditional Public Schools

Gains amount to 16 additional days of English and 6 of math a year. But CREDO finds that sector lags in special education and virtual instruction Charter school students make more average progress in math and English than their counterparts in traditional public schools, including […]

The 74 – The Terrible Truth: Current Solutions to COVID Learning Loss Are Doomed to Fail

Raymond: Even with 5 extra years of education, only about 75% of students will be at grade level by HS graduation. And no school can offer that much…

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 […]

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