School Choice

Homeschool, School Choice December 2nd, 2022

School choice could expand to nearly all students in Ohio if bill passes

(The Center Square) – School choice options in Ohio could expand to nearly every student if a new bill works its way quickly through the Ohio Legislature during the lame duck session. Senate Bill 368, introduced by Sen. Sandra O’Brien, R-Rome, earlier this week, would eliminate income thresholds currently attached to the state’s school voucher program and…
Public Education, School Choice December 1st, 2022

New lawsuit accuses Wisconsin DPI of making school choice more difficult

(The Center Square) – A new lawsuit accuses Wisconsin educators of using Byzantine paperwork to make it more difficult for parents and students to leave public schools. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Public Instruction on behalf of School Choice Wisconsin Action and two private schools. The lawsuit…
Public Education, School Choice December 1st, 2022

No going back? Americans’ engagement, trust in public schools is irreparably shaken, report shows

Three years after the advent of COVID-19, public education has lost what may be permanent amounts of both students and trust, a new report says.    The report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) highlights enrollment trends in public schools from 2019 to 2022, and indicates that change in K-12 education is here to…
Public Education, School Choice November 30th, 2022

Nevada voters could break up America’s fifth-largest school district in 2024

(The Center Square) – An initiative to break up Nevada’s Clark County School District (CCSD) submitted over 220,000 signatures for verification, surpassing the 140,777 needed to put it on the ballot. The Community Schools Initiative would allow any city to opt out of the existing county school district to form a new community-based city school district. Initiative organizers…
Public Education, School Choice November 29th, 2022

Democratic majorities in Lansing will target public charter schools

(The Center Square) – Michigan Democrats and public school advocacy groups plan to regulate public charter schools among repealing the state’s third-grade reading law and other education changes. Michigan Democrats will flex newly gained majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives when they take office in January. Among the party’s longstanding policy positions is…
School Choice November 28th, 2022

Mississippi’s charter schools gaining enrollment as public school enrollment falls

(The Center Square) – Student enrollment at charter schools has been trending upward across Mississippi as counts in traditional public schools has been declining, a new study reveals. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit trade association, recently released “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic.” The analysis combed through enrollment…
School Choice November 28th, 2022

Report: Alabama public charter school enrollment is on the rise

(The Center Square) – Charter school enrollment in Alabama is on the rise, a new report shows. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its report, “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic,” which details the shift in enrollment to charter schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shows enrollment shifts to charter schools…
School Choice November 25th, 2022

Massachusetts charter schools up, traditional public schools down 4% during pandemic

(The Center Square) – A slight uptick in charter school enrollment took place in Massachusetts, a new study shows. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its report, “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic,” which details the shift in enrollment to charter schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment in Massachusetts charter schools is up…
Public Education, School Choice November 23rd, 2022

Alaska’s traditional public schools down 2%, charters up nearly 8%

(The Center Square) – Alaska traditional public schools experienced a drop in enrollment during the pandemic while public charter school enrollment grew, a new report shows. In a trend mirrored across the nation, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says 1.5 million students left the traditional public school system during the COVID-19 pandemic for other education options.…
Public Education, School Choice November 22nd, 2022

Pennsylvania charter school enrollment up 12%, public enrollment down 3%

(The Center Square) – Since the pandemic began, Pennsylvania’s public charter schools enrollment has gone up by almost 12% as parents have chosen to take their children out of traditional public schools. According to a new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools,  the change isn’t unique to Pennsylvania. Since the 2019-20 school year, the 41…