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Closing Schools Should Be the Last Resort, Not the First

Earlier this month, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced plans to close 20 elementary schools. According to the district, SPS simply has too many schools for too few students. This is not a new problem, as enrollment has been declining for several years. Between 2019 and 2023, the district lost over 5,000 students, most due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Read More ›
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College Campus Protests Are a Byproduct of K-12 Education

Tent encampments, violent protests, and defiant students are taking over the campuses of many of America’s most prestigious higher education institutions. In some cases, Jewish students have been forced to leave mid-semester, classes have been canceled or moved to remote only, and buildings have been barricaded by pro-Palestinian protesters. Read More ›
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A Proven High School Model to Replicate

In 2010, the doors opened to a new type of tuition-free public charter high school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Located adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, West Michigan Aviation Academy has been turning out more than just future pilots for the past 13 school years. Read More ›
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It is an open doors day in a school. We see a big queue of adults and children near to a school. Children and their parents – all together welcome to school!
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Parental Pursuit of School Choice Is Skyrocketing

It is National School Choice Week, and parental demand for educational options for their children is surging. A January parent survey revealed that 72% of parents “considered new schools for their children last year–a 35% increase over 2022.” Sixty-three percent searched for a new school, and 44% chose one. Read More ›
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Arizona Gov. Hobbs Seeks to Bury Education Freedom in Bureaucracy

After failing in her multiple attempts to block and remove Arizona’s universal school choice opportunities for families, Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs is now looking to layer endless bureaucracy onto the state’s thriving Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Read More ›
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Dr. Keri D. Ingraham Discusses College-Simulated Learning for K-12 on the Making the Leap Podcast

Chris and Christine Stigall from the Herzog Foundation interview Dr. Keri D. Ingraham on the Making the Leap Podcast. The conversation discusses a school model that intentionally engages parents in their children's education. Read More ›
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Parents Helping Children With Homework In Kitchen
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A Texas Charter School Prioritizing Parental Involvement

At a time when district public schools are pushing parents away and even working at odds and in secrecy, a charter school in Dallas, Texas, is operating a school model that intently prioritizes parental involvement. Read More ›
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Young couple sending their children to school
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School Choice Hypocrisy: Good for My Children, but Not Yours

There are five major categories of people working to block school choice for others despite taking advantage of it themselves. The most hypocritical — those who send their own children to private schools as their wealth allows but don’t want others to have that opportunity. Read More ›
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Daughter is reading book to her international parents
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How Texas Is Becoming the Frontlines for Parents-First School Choice

For far too long, K-12 public schools have been viewed as the only experts when it comes to educating children. Parents’ fundamental responsibility to serve as the primary educators of their children has been outsourced to these government institutes, where the vast majority of children remain trapped. Read More ›
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College-Simulated Learning for K-12

Recent polling suggests that nearly half of parents would prefer a hybrid approach for their child’s education, combining on-campus and at-home learning days each week. A promising model of hybrid education exists by the name of college-simulated learning. Read More ›