Getting Serious About College and Career Readiness

In this article by Matthew Gandal, President and Founder of Education Strategy Group, he emphasises the importance of preparing students for both college and careers, highlighting the gap between what students learn in school and what they need in real-world settings.

Every State Now Lets Schools Measure Students’ Success Based on Mastery, Not Seat Time

In April 2023, the state’s board of education, education department, flagship public university, and governor agreed to start a pilot project through which a handful of districts this fall will begin abandoning the traditional model of letter grades and course credits in favor of promoting—and graduating—students once they’ve demonstrated mastery of the required subjects.

Navigating Universal School Choice

On July 1,2023, Florida is set to become the third state in the nation to launch an ESA program with universal eligibility. A new budget deal ensures that any Florida K-12 student can have a scholarship account if their family requests one, even though policymakers also guaranteed students from lower-income households first priority.

So, What Does a School Board Do, Anyway?

School boards are responsible for the education of a community’s young people, ensuring all students have access to a high-quality, rigorous education that prepares them for college, career, and life. Boards usually consist of five to nine elected or appointed representatives from the community, who meet regularly to discuss and decide issues related to local schools.

Early Lessons & Questions to Ask: Implementing Universal School Choice

In the span of just a few years, more than a dozen states have gone from nibbling at the edges of school choice to a full-throated embrace of universal education scholarship accounts or targeted ESA programs. These life-changing opportunities offer families the ability to customize a child’s education in ways we policy wonks could only dream of when the parental choice movement first began to take shape decades ago.