Last week, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that state-authorized charter schools are, in fact, public schools and are owed public funds raised for public school students. After four years of legal back-and-forth, 16,000 students in more than 40 Louisiana schools can rest assured that the education at their school of choice will be funded for […]
Today, families across the world are highlighting the meaningful contributions people with Down Syndrome bring to their families and communities. World Down Syndrome Day, celebrated on March 21 each year, presents a unique opportunity to talk about equity in education for students with special needs. Children with Down Syndrome, like all children, deserve access to […]
As we continue to explore how states are advancing educational equity that offers students quality learning opportunities, Policy Director of Early Literacy Cari Miller discusses the importance of high quality early learning programs and highlights four states who are leading the way. A new resource from CCSSO is now available to support equity improvements already underway […]
“It doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters where you are going.” –Dr. Condoleezza Rice in “American Creed” Perhaps understandably, I thought a lot about education as I watched American Creed, Dr. Condoleezza Rice’s inspiring and uplifting new film. It’s told through the stories of Americans from all walks of life and discusses different views on […]
As we continue to explore how states are advancing educational equity that offers students quality learning opportunities, this week, Policy Director of Education Funding Matthew Joseph discusses how states can implement student-centered funding, and highlights some promising practices from states across the country. It’s a poorly kept secret that fiscal equity is elusive in K-12 public […]
This post was originally featured in The Thomas B. Fordham’s Flypaper blog on March 12, 2018.
This post was originally featured in The Thomas B. Fordham’s Flypaper blog on March 8, 2018.
During this #AskExcelinEd series, we will be exploring how states are advancing educational equity to offer students quality learning opportunities. Associate Director of K-12 Reform Liya Amelga kicks off this series by providing a historical overview of educational equity. A new report States Leading for Equity: Promising Practices Advancing the Equity Commitments released by the […]
According to a just published report by the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS), public charter schools are serving more students with disabilities than ever before. And while there’s still a gap between the percentage of students with disabilities enrolled in traditional public schools and public charter schools, that gap decreased by […]
This commentary, “What Should Betsy DeVos Prioritize?” was first published in Education Week on February 28, 2018. Now just over a year in office, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to be a lightning rod in the field of American education. The debate over her K-12 philosophy and policy ideas remains vigorous in many […]