While private schools — in particular, Catholic schools — have seen a decline in enrollment in recent years, the Catholic school network Cristo Rey has flourished, opening two to three schools each year,Read More →
Many school choice programs are exceedingly popular, yet other programs beg for applications.Read More →
Part 127 of 126 in the series Educating America By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org Teacher quality is the most important in-school factor in students’ education, the National Council on Teacher Quality says. After a first-of-its-kind teacher quality lawsuit was decided in favor of education reformers in California, the first copycat lawsuit has been announced […]Read More →
Part 125 of 126 in the series Educating America By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org Parents of certain special-needs students in Florida will be able to customize their children’s education, thanks to a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday. The law allows certain parents access to Personalized Learning Scholarship Accounts, modeled on Arizona’s […]Read More →
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
The federal government is getting in the school choice game.
A bill, called the CHOICE Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Todd Rokita — a companion to a Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott.Read More →
The relationship between the School District of Philadelphia and the 86 public charter schools in the city has grown strained as financial struggles have intensified. The state Supreme Court has now stepped in.Read More →