- Senior federal education official to visit private and charter schools in Cheyenne
- > Jan 24, 7:15 AM: On Friday, Mitchell Zais, the deputy secretary of the Education Department, will visit Cheyenne’s Poder Academy Secondary School, one of Wyoming’s few charter schools. Zais will also visit St. Mary’s, a private Catholic school in
- New think tank will focus on charter school innovation
- Jan 23, 7:22 AM: A new think tank dedicated to further improving student achievement and educational opportunity at charter schools across Arizona recently was launched by the non-profit Arizona Charter Schools Association (ACSA).
- Denton: In Wyoming, school choice is in our DNA
- > Jan 22, 7:54 AM: Wyoming is a unique state, with its wide-open spaces, small population, and vast geographical footprint. Our landscape requires us to be both practical and creative in arranging our communities, businesses, and our schools. You
- Opinion: Arizona does school choice right
- > Jan 20, 9:19 AM: In fact, the type of school environment where a child spends more than six hours a day can be life-changing. And, if children benefit from environments that tap into their strengths — while nurturing and invigorating them — that
- Opinion: Hey, Gov. Ducey, vouchers and charters don't win Arizona education. Teachers do
- Jan 20, 8:10 AM: During his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey spoke a lot about school choice, open enrollment, charter schools and vouchers.
- Scholarships give more students with autism a chance at Phoenix school
- > Jan 20, 7:31 AM: The classrooms of Gateway Academy are a safe place where challenges are learning opportunities and students are celebrated for their differences. The private school now will be able to serve more “Twice-Exceptional Students,” thanks
- Editorial: Newsom’s education plans wrongly focus on spending rather than reform
- > Jan 20, 6:48 AM: In his budget proposal last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed massive new investments in California’s public-school and community college systems, including $900 million in teacher recruitment, $1.2 billion in local-control funding,
- ‘School Choice’ allows students to choose their school regardless of where they live
- Jan 20, 6:36 AM: Colorado school districts are pushing to get the word out about a program in our state that allows students to live in one district, but go to school in another.
- Results-Based Funding: A Tale Of Two Districts And a Charter Chain
- > Jan 17, 7:52 AM: If the students who walk through a school's doors have high family incomes, it's close to a sure thing the school will get results-based funding. As students' family incomes go down, and, ironically, the need for extra funding
- Thousands of online charter students won't get new Oregon schools money
- Jan 17, 7:17 AM: The state’s 19 virtual charter schools, which have about 13,000 students, were excluded from the largest pot of money in the Student Success Act, a new state law intended to improve schooling for students across Oregon.
- Santa Clara County reverses decision to close San Jose charter school
- Jan 16, 7:16 AM: Officials at a high-performing San Jose charter school that has served thousands of students on the city’s east side over the last decade overcame an emotional battle this week to stop the school from closing.
- Orange Unified approves a charter school focused on ‘classical education’
- Jan 16, 7:12 AM: A charter school with ties to a conservative think tank and a curriculum focused on “classical education” could open in Orange by the fall.
- YouthBuild Charter School offers high school diploma program
- Jan 15, 8:00 AM: An innovative high school in Fresno is giving students a new way to obtain a diploma and learn a trade at the same time.
- If every kid is different and learns differently, why does cookie-cutter approach to K-12 education persist?
- > Jan 15, 6:54 AM: Palmer, who addressed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Education Summit on Tuesday at the University of Utah, noted that “variability is the norm when it comes to human development. And yet we have schools and systems that are too often
- Micro schools and more school choice helps tribal children succeed
- > Jan 15, 6:45 AM: In our San Carlos Apache Tribal community, along with most other Arizona tribal communities, children are among the lowest performing on standardized state tests. Approximately 50% of our teens ultimately drop out of school. We must
- Low-performing online school posts unprecedented enrollment growth, again.
- Jan 14, 9:52 AM: Despite the unorthodox arrangement and low student performance, district leaders insist the program benefits a chunk of Idaho’s home schoolers by providing them with learning resources they wouldn’t otherwise have.
- Opinion: School choice just fantasy for special needs families
- Jan 14, 6:18 AM: The promise of parental choice in education is a profound lie and it is particularly galling to parents of children with special needs who are exhausted from fighting for our kids.
- Poll by conservative education group finds bipartisan support for school choice, charter schools in Colorado
- > Jan 14, 6:15 AM: Colorado voters of all stripes want more money to go to education and specifically into teachers’ paychecks, but they don’t want to raise taxes to do it. They’re also broadly supportive of charter schools, school choice, and giving
- Newsom’s budget includes $900 million to address California teacher shortage
- > Jan 13, 9:26 AM: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget includes $900 million to recruit and retain teachers, part of a plan to attack a critical statewide shortage of instructors, especially in math, sciences and for students with
- Commentary: Nevada families deserve educational choice
- > Jan 13, 6:17 AM: Anyone who doesn’t think a quality education makes a difference in the life of a child should look in the eyes of Zuleika Parra. Mother of four, she had to go back to work after four years as a stay-at-home mom, just so her children