Publications

* Tune in TODAY at 4:00 p.m. ET for a live presentation of the report's findings by author Morgan Polikoff and a panel discussion of the implications for state assessment policies and trends. Watch the live event here: gadf.ly/20uhmXp Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation...
Though charter schools are fiercely debated in Ohio, too rarely are the voices of charter leaders actually heard. This report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute surveys the leaders of the highest-performing Buckeye charters to take stock of their views on sector quality, accountability, and...
A thorough overview of how teachers are trained and licensed
More than twelve million American students exercise some form of school choice by going to a charter, magnet, or private school — or opting for homeschooling — instead of attending a traditional public school. Countless others use district-wide lotteries, attendance waivers, or interdistrict...
By Daniela Doyle, Christen Holly, and Bryan C. Hassel (Public Impact) Foreword by Amber M. Northern and Michael J. Petrilli Tweet Whether you think the end game of the current “mixed economy” of district and charter schools should be an all-charter system (as in New Orleans) or a dual model (as in...
A thorough overview of Ohio's charter/community school governance framework
In Failing Our Brightest Kids , Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that for decades, the United States has focused too little on preparing students to achieve at high levels. There are two core problems. First, compared to other countries, the United States does not produce enough...
Report by Dara Zeehandelaar and David Griffith, with Joanna Smith, Michael Thier, Ross Anderson, Christine Pitts & Hovanes Gasparian Foreword by Amber M. Northern and Chester E. Finn, Jr. Questions of education governance are often considered moot by policymakers, who typically assume that the...
Like other states, Ohio has over the past few years put into place a standards and accountability framework with the clear goal of readying every student for college or career when she graduates high school. Given the difficulty and the outcry as a result of these changes, one may ask why we...
Report by Dara Zeehandelaar, Victoria Sears, and Alyssa Schwenk Foreword by Marguerite Roza, Michael J. Petrilli and Amber M. Northern School districts across the land are contending with rising education costs and constrained revenues. Yet state policies for assisting school districts in financial...

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