School Choice Tag

MD Legislature Overrules Gov. Hogan’s Veto

The Maryland Legislature overruled Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that “would limit the state’s use of charter operators and vouchers to improve low-performing schools” under the state’s ESSA plan. The bill received support from the teacher’s union who argued it “was meant to...

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Foundation for Excellence in Education Releases ESSA Innovation Playbook

The Foundation for Excellence in Education released an ESSA Innovation Playbook designed to “help state policymakers navigate and identify provisions within ESSA” to “advance state priorities including school choice, digital learning, course access and competency-based education.” The playbook outlines six provisions to support local innovation...

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Sen. Alexander Discusses Charter School Funding Under ESSA

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on a provision within the ESSA that allows states to provide federal funding to charter school initiatives. Alexander says charter schools “give teachers more freedom to teach, teach the way they want to teach, and give parents more freedom to...

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How will Politics Impact Education Reform?

Adam Edgerton, former director of the Dept. of Education’s Upward Bound Program, writes in Education Week that America’s decentralized view for government involvement in schools is similar to Britain’s reason for leaving the EU. Citing No Child Left Behind and its successor ESSA, Edgerton says...

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State Leaders Assemble Stakeholder Group

The State Board of Education and Education Commissioner Johnny Key assembled a stakeholder group to help select a consultant that will work to increase collaboration and coordination among traditional public schools and charter schools. One of their first tasks will be to define a “high-quality school,” which...

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Fordham Institute Hosts its Third Annual “Wonk-a-thon”

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute held its third annual “Wonk-a-thon” where this year eleven “wonks” authored articles on ESSA and choice. The eleven articles are up for a vote to determine which contained the best policy discussion. The winner will be selected on May 18....

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CO State Senate Debates Charters

Max Eden, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, authored a piece discussing the current charter debate in the Colorado State Senate – the first major charter debate since the passage of ESSA. Eden noted that “the way that Republicans and Democrats vote should speak volumes...

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