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America’s education system is failing–but a growing school choice movement believes it has the solution

America’s education system is failing–but a growing school choice movement believes it has the solution

American students are in trouble. About a third of students in the youngest grades are behind on reading. Only 36% of fourth graders are proficient …

Education Entrepreneurship Is Flourishing Across The US

Education Entrepreneurship Is Flourishing Across The U.S.

A former New York City public school teacher launched a microschool in Brooklyn. A retired U.S. Marine Corps officer created one in Richmond, Virginia. A …

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Teachers Want to Innovate. Schools that Don’t Let Them Are Losing Out

At the end of April, I attended a conference in Atlanta featuring a small but heterogenous group of self-described education entrepreneurs. It was the second …

Could microschools fix academic outcomes in Indianapolis for Black students?

I am sick and tired of playing defense regarding our children. I want to be on offense. It is time to be aggressive. As I …

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Tiny schools, big money: Microschools are increasingly popular among some families of children with disabilities

After Keelan McCormick was suspended five times from kindergarten in one month, his mother decided she had enough. Keelan was reading graphic novels at age …

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60 Years of Research on Small Schools

Smaller learning communities offer greater benefits in every key area of national concern as well as of concern to every parent and school leader: safety, …

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Black Mothers and Microschools

Microschools have been around for many years, but many more people enrolled in them during the pandemic. In this conversation, I chatted with Tiffany Dudley, …

Participation in Private Education Choice Programs

This is an update of an analysis on take-up in educational choice programs published in Education Next. In that analysis, we looked at programs that …

National Microschooling Center founders illustrate how microschools are changing K-12 education

Many families reconsidered their relationships with K-12 education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, microschools came to the fore. Instead of building large schools …

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Is 2023 the year of the microschool?

With all the surprises sprung on the world over the last few years, it can be both exciting and frightening to imagine what 2023 might …

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Building a Microschool Network with Iman Alleyne of Kind Academy

As teachers, we know that kids are unique individuals and learn differently from one another. And while teachers do an amazing job at teaching students …

For Neurodiverse Children, Microschools Can Be An Ideal Learning Environment

For Neurodiverse Children, Microschools Can Be An Ideal Learning Environment

A common criticism regarding microschools, learning pods, unschooling approaches and other non-traditional educational models is that they don’t work well for, or exclude, neurodiverse learners, …

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