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Lance Izumi Discusses Charter Schools on Lars Larson Show

Listen to Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, make the case for why government-run public schools should learn something from America’s charter schools on the nationally-syndicated Lars Larson Show. TheLarsLarsonShow · Lance Izumi Should Government Run Public Schools Learn Something From America's Charter Schools
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Latest study shows charters work

New Study Shows Charter Schools Are More Efficient and Effective Than Regular Public Schools

California has been a huge recipient of one-time federal COVID-19 dollars for education, with $23 billion pouring into the state’s coffers from Washington. On top of this federal funding, California public schools have received $18 billion in one-time state funding to address pandemic-related issues. Unfortunately, while some California public schools ...
Charter Schools

Read about PRI's new national education survey

New Poll Shows Voters See Room for Improvement in School Boards

The just-released national survey, conducted for the Pacific Research Institute by Echelon Insights, found that 49% of respondents said that their local public school boards were fair/poor/very poor. Just 36% thought their boards were excellent or good. Those who rated their school board’s performance as poor or very poor were ...
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Read about latest attacks on charter schools

Los Angeles and Oakland Get “F” Grades for Charter Funding Gaps

The University of Arkansas study compared funding for regular public schools and charter schools in 18 cities across the country using 2019-2020 budget data.  Historically, regular public schools have been funded more generously than charter schools, which are autonomous publicly funded schools independent of school districts, but that gap is ...
Charter Schools

Read the latest on the COVID shutdown's effect on the classroom

COVID-19 classroom crash: Charter and home schooling better than public schools

New research has been released showing staggering learning losses for public school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which raises key questions about why the losses occurred and, even more important, what parents can do in response. A recent joint study by Harvard and Stanford universities found that student-learning loss during ...
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Charter schools provide good learning options for all kids

Classical Academy Charter School Keeps Excelling and Innovating

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job has been the opportunity to meet innovative education leaders whose learning models are making a big difference in the lives of students.  Amongst these educators, Cameron Curry, who helped to start Classical Academies and now serves as CEO, is right at ...
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Charters Shortchanged Despite State Funding Increases

L.A. Charter Schools Receive Less Funding Than Regular Public Schools

While Governor Gavin Newsom has touted how he has increased state education funding during his tenure, charter schools have seen less funding compared to regular public schools, with the gap widening in places like Los Angeles. A new study by the University of Arkansas analyzes the funding disparity between charter ...
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ATTN Governor Newsom: New York Governor Hochul’s charter school proposal is what’s best for students

Ironically, parents and supporters of the group Alliance for Quality Education showed up to New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s office last Tuesday to protest her recent “pro-charter school” proposal. The New York Governor’s recent budget proposal would allow more than 275 more charter schools in New York City by removing ...
Charter School

Watch: Charter Schools Can Improve Urban Learning Options

Watch as Steven Greenhut of PRI’s Free Cities Center talks with Natomas Charter School Executive Director Dr. Joe Wood and tours the innovative campus that is changing lives in a diverse Sacramento community.
Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: Time for an Alternative to Common Core Testing

When the much-criticized Common Core standards and curricula were imposed on America’s schools after pressure from the Obama administration, tests aligned with Common Core came along with the package. However, now that so many parents and their children are choosing alternatives to the Common Core-infiltrated regular public schools, it is ...
Charter School

Lance Izumi Discusses Charter Schools on Lars Larson Show

Listen to Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, make the case for why government-run public schools should learn something from America’s charter schools on the nationally-syndicated Lars Larson Show. TheLarsLarsonShow · Lance Izumi Should Government Run Public Schools Learn Something From America's Charter Schools
Blog

Latest study shows charters work

New Study Shows Charter Schools Are More Efficient and Effective Than Regular Public Schools

California has been a huge recipient of one-time federal COVID-19 dollars for education, with $23 billion pouring into the state’s coffers from Washington. On top of this federal funding, California public schools have received $18 billion in one-time state funding to address pandemic-related issues. Unfortunately, while some California public schools ...
Charter Schools

Read about PRI's new national education survey

New Poll Shows Voters See Room for Improvement in School Boards

The just-released national survey, conducted for the Pacific Research Institute by Echelon Insights, found that 49% of respondents said that their local public school boards were fair/poor/very poor. Just 36% thought their boards were excellent or good. Those who rated their school board’s performance as poor or very poor were ...
Blog

Read about latest attacks on charter schools

Los Angeles and Oakland Get “F” Grades for Charter Funding Gaps

The University of Arkansas study compared funding for regular public schools and charter schools in 18 cities across the country using 2019-2020 budget data.  Historically, regular public schools have been funded more generously than charter schools, which are autonomous publicly funded schools independent of school districts, but that gap is ...
Charter Schools

Read the latest on the COVID shutdown's effect on the classroom

COVID-19 classroom crash: Charter and home schooling better than public schools

New research has been released showing staggering learning losses for public school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which raises key questions about why the losses occurred and, even more important, what parents can do in response. A recent joint study by Harvard and Stanford universities found that student-learning loss during ...
Blog

Charter schools provide good learning options for all kids

Classical Academy Charter School Keeps Excelling and Innovating

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job has been the opportunity to meet innovative education leaders whose learning models are making a big difference in the lives of students.  Amongst these educators, Cameron Curry, who helped to start Classical Academies and now serves as CEO, is right at ...
Blog

Charters Shortchanged Despite State Funding Increases

L.A. Charter Schools Receive Less Funding Than Regular Public Schools

While Governor Gavin Newsom has touted how he has increased state education funding during his tenure, charter schools have seen less funding compared to regular public schools, with the gap widening in places like Los Angeles. A new study by the University of Arkansas analyzes the funding disparity between charter ...
Blog

ATTN Governor Newsom: New York Governor Hochul’s charter school proposal is what’s best for students

Ironically, parents and supporters of the group Alliance for Quality Education showed up to New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s office last Tuesday to protest her recent “pro-charter school” proposal. The New York Governor’s recent budget proposal would allow more than 275 more charter schools in New York City by removing ...
Charter School

Watch: Charter Schools Can Improve Urban Learning Options

Watch as Steven Greenhut of PRI’s Free Cities Center talks with Natomas Charter School Executive Director Dr. Joe Wood and tours the innovative campus that is changing lives in a diverse Sacramento community.
Blog

CAPITAL IDEAS: Time for an Alternative to Common Core Testing

When the much-criticized Common Core standards and curricula were imposed on America’s schools after pressure from the Obama administration, tests aligned with Common Core came along with the package. However, now that so many parents and their children are choosing alternatives to the Common Core-infiltrated regular public schools, it is ...
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