Non-Traditional Schools and Models

IdeaLab Articles

How Charter Schools Can Help Districts and Change the Debate

BY SALLY BACHOFER | Our national debate on charter schools is toxic and – tragically – thrives on oppositional rhetoric. Charter schools or traditional district schools?  Same students or different students?  Serving private interests or truly public schools?  Sure, simplistic binaries make for lively debate in op eds and talk radio, but they don’t help… Read More

Is the “Catholic School Effect” Real? New Research Challenges the Catholic Primary School Advantage

BY MAI MIKSIC | One of the most important decisions parents can make is where to send their children to school.  The increased availability of education tax credit scholarships and school vouchers have given parents other options beyond public schools, and many families opt for religious institutions. Parents choose Catholic schools for a number of… Read More