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While California Wars Against Charter Schools, Harvard Finds Charter Performance Growth

Like in so many policy areas, California is going in the wrong direction when it comes to charter schools.  But while Sacramento is making it hard for charters to grow, a new Harvard University study finds charter-school students are learning more than their regular public school peers. Last year, the …

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California Cheats Charter School Students of Funding Again

The 2020-21 state budget signed back in June by Governor Newsom glaringly failed to fund growing regular public schools and public charter schools.  A purported “fix” to this problem, pushed by the governor and Democrat legislators, turns out to be just more Sacramento smoke and mirrors. The budget for the …

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With Teacher Unions Blocking Reopening, Parents Seek Alternative Schools

Across the country, teacher unions are demanding that school reopenings be postponed and many state and local officials are acquiescing to those demands, which is fueling greater interest among parents in school-choice alternatives. In Florida, the state teachers union has sued to block school reopenings scheduled for the end of August. In …

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Common Core Has Set Back Student Achievement in California

Back in 2012, I wrote a book entitled Obama’s Education Takeover that warned about the harmful impact that the Common Core national education standards would have on student achievement, especially in California.  Now a just released study confirms my predictions. Pushed by a cabal including the Obama administration, Microsoft’s Bill …

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Charters Are Pivoting to Online Education Better than Traditional Schools

With conventional schools shut down because of COVID-19, school officials are scrambling to provide students with education services through the use of online-learning tools. However, some types of schools are having greater success in transitioning to online education, and often those schools are charter schools. First, it is noteworthy that …

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March2Success: The Army’s Online Education Tool is Helping Students During COVID-19 School Closures

During the COVID-19 crisis, the efforts of the United States Army have been very prominent, especially Army researchers working on a vaccine and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ incredible work building field hospital facilities around the country.  However, also important has been the Army’s provision of free online education …

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Lance Izumi – Online Learning and Homeschooling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, joins us to discuss a situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic that millions of parents never though they’d find themselves in – homeschooling their kids. He shares advice from experts to parents on homeschooling, shares online education and homeschooling resources, discusses …

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Homeschooling Advice for Parents During School Shutdowns

With conventional schools shut down across America due to the coronavirus, many parents are considering homeschooling, but have questions about how to begin and how to get the best results for their children. Someone who has answers for these parents is Sarah Bailey, founder of Love of Learning Homeschool Learning Center, …

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Coronavirus school shutdowns foster online learning alternatives

Along with other sectors of society, education has been greatly affected by the coronavirus, with schools closed across America. Yet, as in other fields, innovators in education have responded with learning mechanisms and models that allow students to continue to learn while the country shuts down brick-and-mortar institutions. As it …

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What a Difference a State Makes: The Future of Charter Schools in California vs. Arizona

While Governor Gavin Newsom and the Democrat-supermajority in the Legislature effectively eliminated most charter-school expansion in California, the charter school landscape is much different in neighboring Arizona. When Governor Newsom signed the anti-charter-school-expansion bill into law last year, his office said that new charter schools will likely not open in …

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While California Wars Against Charter Schools, Harvard Finds Charter Performance Growth

Like in so many policy areas, California is going in the wrong direction when it comes to charter schools.  But while Sacramento is making it hard for charters to grow, a new Harvard University study finds charter-school students are learning more than their regular public school peers. Last year, the …

Charter Schools

California Cheats Charter School Students of Funding Again

The 2020-21 state budget signed back in June by Governor Newsom glaringly failed to fund growing regular public schools and public charter schools.  A purported “fix” to this problem, pushed by the governor and Democrat legislators, turns out to be just more Sacramento smoke and mirrors. The budget for the …

Charter Schools

With Teacher Unions Blocking Reopening, Parents Seek Alternative Schools

Across the country, teacher unions are demanding that school reopenings be postponed and many state and local officials are acquiescing to those demands, which is fueling greater interest among parents in school-choice alternatives. In Florida, the state teachers union has sued to block school reopenings scheduled for the end of August. In …

Blog

Common Core Has Set Back Student Achievement in California

Back in 2012, I wrote a book entitled Obama’s Education Takeover that warned about the harmful impact that the Common Core national education standards would have on student achievement, especially in California.  Now a just released study confirms my predictions. Pushed by a cabal including the Obama administration, Microsoft’s Bill …

Charter Schools

Charters Are Pivoting to Online Education Better than Traditional Schools

With conventional schools shut down because of COVID-19, school officials are scrambling to provide students with education services through the use of online-learning tools. However, some types of schools are having greater success in transitioning to online education, and often those schools are charter schools. First, it is noteworthy that …

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March2Success: The Army’s Online Education Tool is Helping Students During COVID-19 School Closures

During the COVID-19 crisis, the efforts of the United States Army have been very prominent, especially Army researchers working on a vaccine and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ incredible work building field hospital facilities around the country.  However, also important has been the Army’s provision of free online education …

Charter Schools

Lance Izumi – Online Learning and Homeschooling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, joins us to discuss a situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic that millions of parents never though they’d find themselves in – homeschooling their kids. He shares advice from experts to parents on homeschooling, shares online education and homeschooling resources, discusses …

Charter Schools

Homeschooling Advice for Parents During School Shutdowns

With conventional schools shut down across America due to the coronavirus, many parents are considering homeschooling, but have questions about how to begin and how to get the best results for their children. Someone who has answers for these parents is Sarah Bailey, founder of Love of Learning Homeschool Learning Center, …

Charter Schools

Coronavirus school shutdowns foster online learning alternatives

Along with other sectors of society, education has been greatly affected by the coronavirus, with schools closed across America. Yet, as in other fields, innovators in education have responded with learning mechanisms and models that allow students to continue to learn while the country shuts down brick-and-mortar institutions. As it …

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What a Difference a State Makes: The Future of Charter Schools in California vs. Arizona

While Governor Gavin Newsom and the Democrat-supermajority in the Legislature effectively eliminated most charter-school expansion in California, the charter school landscape is much different in neighboring Arizona. When Governor Newsom signed the anti-charter-school-expansion bill into law last year, his office said that new charter schools will likely not open in …

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