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Kelly Robson

Thirty years ago today, former president George H.W. Bush convened the nation’s governors in Charlottesville, VA for the nation’s first, and to date only, education summit. At this summit, the governors agreed to six national education goals. These goals have been the foundation for state and national education reform efforts over the last three decades.

It’s time for a second summit.

Brandon Lewis

Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy, Florida, defies expectations. More than 90% of the school’s 530 students are Black or Hispanic, more than two-thirds qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and the school is located in an economically depressed rural county where nearly one-quarter of the residents live in poverty. Yet, Crossroad is Gadsden County’s highest performing school, outperforming district and state averages in both math and reading. 

Kelly Robson

Despite substantial diversity in the schools’ models and contexts in which they operate, there are three common factors that seem to facilitate rural charter schools’ success.

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

Pilot programs show that electric buses, pricey today, offer long-term savings and crucial learning opportunities.

Bonnie O'Keefe

For the past 20 years, only about 10% of students walked or biked to school. Back in 1969, that number was over 40%. We make a case for dedicated infrastructure and investment to help more students walk or bike to school and reap environmental, safety, and health benefits.

Katrina Boone

Reframing learning objectives and outcomes in the geographical, historical and local context of indigenous groups

Juliet Squire
Victoria Bell

How Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship program improves access to private school education and how financial aid from private schools helps fill the gap between average scholarship amounts and average tuition. 

Justin Trinidad

Work-study, digital curricula and building homes: how some private K-12 schools are raising revenue to keep tuition low for students who need it.

Jennifer O'Neal Schiess

The North Carolina General Assembly should revisit pre-K funding as it rewrites the recently vetoed state budget bill. The state could and should more fully leverage this valuable asset to drive improved outcomes for North Carolina’s children.

Brandon Lewis

While teacher designed assessments can be more beneficial to student learning than commercially prepared assessments, teacher survey data suggests that most teachers don’t feel they have the appropriate skills to design high-quality assessments