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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Blog

Can Taxpayers Afford New Union Giveaways?

The LAUSD Strike and the State Budget Deficit: Train Wreck Ahead

While coverage of the recent strike by Los Angeles teachers and school staff members has focused on the immediate wage demands of the unions and the impact on students and their families, the bigger and looming issue is how California’s growing state budget deficit could impact any collective bargaining agreement. ...
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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 ...
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How Congress Can Improve Education

Whatever the results of the midterm elections, the new Congress will face many old problems, especially in education.  Yet, despite the seemingly intractable nature of these problems, there are important actions that Congress can take to meet the needs and concerns of parents and their children.   Improving student achievement, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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

Can Taxpayers Afford New Union Giveaways?

The LAUSD Strike and the State Budget Deficit: Train Wreck Ahead

While coverage of the recent strike by Los Angeles teachers and school staff members has focused on the immediate wage demands of the unions and the impact on students and their families, the bigger and looming issue is how California’s growing state budget deficit could impact any collective bargaining agreement. ...
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 ...
Blog

How Congress Can Improve Education

Whatever the results of the midterm elections, the new Congress will face many old problems, especially in education.  Yet, despite the seemingly intractable nature of these problems, there are important actions that Congress can take to meet the needs and concerns of parents and their children.   Improving student achievement, ...
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