The federal Charter Schools Program (CSP), which provides seed money for charter start-ups primarily through competitive state...
Whether the goal is to enhance instruction, create a culture of excellence, or broaden education options for parents, it’s nearly...
Editor's note: This post is the second in an ongoing discussion between Fordham's Michael Petrilli and the University of Arkansas...
Fordham’s latest study, by the University of Connecticut's Shaun M. Dougherty, uses data from Arkansas to explore whether...
The passage of comprehensive charter school reform in the form of House Bill 2 was supposed to move charters past the...
Auditor of State Dave Yost
I am a conflicted man. Professionally, I lead Ohio’s auditing staff, a team of financial experts whose job it is to verify that...
The school choice tent is much bigger than it used to be. Politicians and policy wonks across the ideological spectrum have...
Last week, the Department of Education released the 2015 Nation’s Report Card for twelfth graders. As with the fourth- and eighth...
Next week, in a series daily blog posts, Jay Greene and I will explore areas of agreement and disagreement around the issue of...
In 2014, we hosted our first-ever Wonkathon , which was dedicated to the subject of charter school policy. Joe Siedlecki of the...
We have many reasons to be troubled by the Left’s push to dramatically reduce the use of suspensions and expulsions by public...
Rob Kimball
Outliers make for great stories and headlines, but they don’t do much for policy discussions—particularly school choice policy...
Whether the goal is to enhance instruction, create a culture of excellence, or broaden educational options for parents, it’s...
School leadership is one of the keys to making our schools stronger and giving every student the educational opportunities that...
In the wake of Prince’s untimely death on Thursday, the world marks the passing of a multi-talented performer and musical...
Renée N. Stoeckle
Pope Francis is exhorting church leaders across the globe to join the school choice movement. Earlier this month, Pope Francis...
Barbara Clark
Observing what a young person is capable of is always exciting. Many of the limits we thought children had do not seem to be as...
Matt Gandal
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, our country is entering a new chapter in education reform. After fifteen...
Every teacher of low-income children and English language learners has had this moment: You're sitting with a student, working...
Michael Hansen
Are we ready to expand career and technical education offerings as the next frontier in education policy? “College- and career-...
Lisa Riggs
Over the past year, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has published numerous articles ( including a book ) explaining how schools...
Over the weekend, I attended a performance of the Tony-winning show All the Way , whose title political junkies (or readers of a...
Ah, spring. The much-anticipated return of baseball, blooming flowers, chirping birds, and…standardized tests. Annual testing is...
Career and technical education (CTE) schools and academies are important and impactful, but they’re also scarce and expensive. To...
It strikes me, and several others with whom I’ve spoken in recent months, that education reform is at a turning point. It’s not...
The Democratic primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has been a fractious one, dividing party loyalists on...
Shaun M. Dougherty
Recently, there has been increased interest in career and technical education as a mechanism to create pathways to college and...