Terry Ryan
My Polish-born wife (whose father was used as forced labor by the Nazis) and I watched in horror. We saw American neo-Nazi’s and...
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child...
Among high school students who consider dropping out, half cite lack of engagement with the school as a primary reason, and 42...
Andrew Lewis
Across our nation, hundreds of thousands of children are attending a public charter school that provides full time virtual...
Accountability for schools of choice is a topic forever in the news—and in dispute. The latest combatant is none other than...
It’s well established that some charter schools do far better than others at educating their students. This variability has...
No Child Left Behind meant well, but it had a pernicious flaw: It created strong incentives for schools to focus all their energy...
The big news out of this year’s Education Next poll is the sharp decline in support for charter schools, even among Republicans,...
Ashley Berner
The possibility of a new federal tax credit for private-school choice has highlighted the lack of legal protections for LGBT...
M. René Islas
As the ink dries on the recently enacted gifted education law, Public Law 17–82 , Connecticut has the opportunity to lead the...
My memory is a little hazy, but I’m pretty sure the first time I heard the term “Nazi” was when I was nine or ten and watching...
Kate Walsh
If you're anything like me, you can't help but grow really discouraged at what seems like a lack of progress toward improving...
When you think about education, it’s worth asking two questions over and over again: Why is this thing the way it is? And does it...
What if we could scale up evidence-based practices, shift the reform conversation in a more positive direction, and boost student...
A handful of law changes in Ohio have accomplished what decades of “self-policing” among authorizers could not: Authorizers have...
Somewhere between the Right and the Left—between the un-nuanced mantras of personal responsibility and big government—lie most of...
Michelle Pearson
It’s almost the end of the summer and I realize that the professional development I have been in has been pretty fantastic, and...
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child...
Confusion abounds as the U.S. Department of Education continues to send mixed signals to states regarding their obligations under...
Fordham’s recent report What Teens Want: A National Survey of High School Student Engagement found that almost all high school...
Tyne Watts
I attended my first summer camp at six years old. After that experience, I looked forward to attending every year. At summer camp...
The era of hyperactive education policymaking is about to come to an end. That might be hard to believe, given this summer’s high...
By Ed Jones
David Brooks's recent essay, “ How We Are Ruining America ,” has touched a nerve with a lot of people, Robert Pondiscio among...
Butch Trusty
Many education and philanthropic leaders in America’s cities understand the interdependencies between schools, talent, policy,...
August 22, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

What are the key obstacles that prevent more high schools of choice from opening?

Once opened, how are their challenges different from those faced by elementary and middle schools?

What are the pitfalls to the typical comprehensive high school that high schools of choice can better...

By Max Eden
Last week, Senator Lamar Alexander fired a shot across the bow of the U.S. Department of Education, suggesting that acting...
Alex Medler
Focusing on specific challenges would improve today’s polarized fight over charter school oversight, in which name calling too...