In our recent special education study, we found that Washington state’s charter schools are serving students with disabilities at a higher rate than the national charter school average. When our data revealed the schools were also serving students with a wide range of disabilities in a mostly inclusive environment, I reflected on my own experience.
Georgia Heyward identifies several trends in cities offering public school choice and shares strategies for addressing the most persistent challenges.
Twenty-five years ago, CRPE was founded on the idea of the school as the locus of change. Today we are reexamining our old assumptions in light of new technical possibilities, changes in the economy, and a recognition that even the most effective schools may need to develop new approaches to better serve students whose needs warrant more individualized learning pathways or supports. This post is part of a series on what the school or learning system of the next 25 years might look like.
Parker Baxter at the Center for Education Policy Analysis writes that we need to prepare a new generation of education systems leaders to reimagine how education can be organized and delivered.
Yes, Charter Schools Inflict Some Costs on Districts. But Districts’ Financial Problems Are Far Deeper Than That
Robin Lake describes significant flaws in a paper assessing the impact of charter schools on school districts.