charter schools
Public Education
Survey finds 55% of Colorado parents say public education ‘off the track’

(The Center Square) – More than half of Colorado parents believe public education is “off on the wrong track” and favor measures to improve funding and support for charter schools,… Read More

February 20, 2023
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer’s budget ‘unfairly’ targets Michigan’s online charter schools, critics say

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s online charter public schools have a 20% decrease in spending in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023-24 budget proposal. The second-term Democrat’s fiscal plan unveiled Wednesday includes… Read More

February 10, 2023
School choice in blue states, too? New York Gov. Kathy Hochul plans to expand charter schools

School choice is increasingly receiving bi-partisan support as some Democrats join Republicans in the movement to give families more choices in education. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul just announced a … Read More

February 6, 2023
North Carolina charter schools boast big gains since 2019

(The Center Square) – North Carolinians will host hundreds of events in the coming days for National School Choice Week, and they have a lot to celebrate. Over the last… Read More

January 23, 2023
Detroit charter schools college enrollment numbers show school choice works

(The Center Square) – As Michigan Democrats holding a political trifecta aim to regulate charter schools, data from the graduating class of 2021 show that the top eight open-enrollment high… Read More

January 11, 2023
The long-term shifts taking place in American K-12 education

(reimaginED) – American K-12 education was doing quite poorly before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparisons to other nations on international exams, American schools spent lavishly but scored… Read More

December 21, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Oklahoma notches religious liberty victory, effectively permits public charter schools to be religious

Oklahoma’s attorney general issued an opinion this month that a state law preventing charter schools from being religious likely violates the Constitution and should not be enforced. The… Read More

December 15, 2022
Public Education
Michigan charter school advocates prepare for anticipated Democratic cuts

(The Center Square) – Election of Democratic majorities in the Michigan House and Senate is a warning shot for the state’s public charter schools. The incoming bicameral majorities and reelected… Read More

December 5, 2022
Public Education
Post-pandemic testing shows Colorado’s charter schools outperformed district schools

(The Center Square) – Post-pandemic test scores of Colorado’s charter schools appear to show creativity and adaptability contributed to outperforming district-managed schools, according to a report from the Keystone Policy… Read More

December 1, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
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… Read More

December 1, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
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… Read More

November 29, 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, … Read More

November 25, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
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… Read More

November 22, 2022
North Carolina charter schools have increased enrollment by nearly 20% since 2019

(The Center Square) – North Carolina’s public charter schools continue to witness significant enrollment gains, jumping nearly 20% since 2019, while traditional public schools remain 3.2% below pre-pandemic… Read More

November 18, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Arizona charter school students outperform traditional public schools

(The Center Square) – Arizona’s charter schools, if separated from their public school counterparts, have eighth graders that perform at higher levels than nearly any other state. The National Assessment… Read More

November 14, 2022
West Virginia charter schools finding solid ground

(reimaginED) – Weeks into the start of a new school year that saw the launch of the first approved public charter schools in West Virginia, a report on the schools’… Read More

September 7, 2022
Public Education
Are charter schools re-establishing racial and ethnic segregation? Not so fast!

A research paper in Demography, a journal publication of Duke University Press, raises the specter of renewed racial segregation in K-12 education due to the impact of… Read More

August 15, 2022
Florida moves forward on charter school reform

(reimaginED) – Charter schools in Florida will have a smoother path following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing on Thursday of two bills related to charter school operation. House Bill 225 requires… Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Virginia ranks low in charter school school policy, but could be improving

(The Center Square) – With National Charter School Week underway, Virginia still ranks as one of the worst states for charter schools in the country, but some advocates believe the… Read More

May 13, 2022
Public Education
Charter schools deserve support, not sabotage

(reimaginED) – Last month, the Wall Street Journal broke news about new charter school criteria proposed by the Biden administration that would sabotage the $440 million federal Charter… Read More

April 26, 2022