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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 …


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, …

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 …


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 …

Why families and teachers are turning to micro schools

Why families and teachers are turning to micro schools

Micro schools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility and teachers express overwhelming stress due to conditions brought on by …

5 Reasons a Micro School Provides a Better Education than Public or Charter

5 Reasons a Micro-School Provides a Better Education than Public or Charter.

If you are considering a new school for your child away from public or charter, then a private micro-school should be at the top of …

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Content Curation: Everything School Marketers Need to Know

For many school marketers, the thought of adding “content creation” to their team’s (or their own) to-do list is enough to cause a hive breakout. …

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Erika’s weekend picks for Oct. 10 and 11

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How public school educators built a radically innovative school

What would a school look like if it was designed, from the ground up, by the students in its classrooms? That was the question a …

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The Micro Wave: Seattle’s Lakeside School Embraces a New Education Model

Many families in the independent school world are struggling with ever-rising tuition prices and stagnant incomes at the same time independent schools are struggling to …


What’s The Next Big Idea? Microschool Networks

Have a good learning idea? Try it with six kids tomorrow, plan an after-school event for next week or advertise a week long summer school …

What Is a Micro School And Where Can You Find One

What Is a Micro School? And Where Can You Find One?

Micro schools—private schools with sometimes as few as a half dozen students—are popping up in places from Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C. And along the …

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