Charter Authorizing by the Numbers: Highlights & Bright Spots

Charter school authorizers are critical to ensuring that students have access to high-quality, innovative options. To understand how the landscape of charter school authorizers has evolved, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) created Authorizing by the Numbers, a comprehensive study of the numbers and types of authorizers, the size of their portfolios, and […]

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The Implications of Carson v. Makin on School Choice

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carson v. Makin ruled that states cannot prohibit religious schools from participating in private school choice programs. But, the greater implications of the decision are not yet clear. How will support for private school choice programs change, particularly in states that are less friendly to school choice? Will […]

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Assessing without Bias: How Vendors Create Tests to Measure What Matters

Assessments are critical windows into students’ academic performance and offer valuable insights–if they measure relevant knowledge and skills and are free of bias. Join this session with experts from New Meridian and NWEA to learn more about how leading testing vendors are working to create valid and reliable assessments that accurately measure student achievement and […]

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NAEP Trends: Updated Long-Term Trends Data & A Growing Gap Between the Highest- and Lowest-Performing Students

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show a widening gap between our nation’s highest- and lowest-performing students across grades and subjects. This trend started before the onset of the pandemic. Lesley Muldoon (National Assessment Governing Board) and Marty West (National Assessment Governing Board Board Member) will share data illustrating that between 2009 […]

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Innovative Teacher Pathways

Teacher turnover and shortages across the country are disrupting efforts around pandemic recovery, and this moment presents an opportunity to address immediate staffing challenges while also building towards a more attractive, sustainable, effective, and diverse teaching profession. In this conversation, Sara Jean Banks (TNTP) will highlight emerging partnerships with hybrid colleges, GYO programs, and other […]

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Working Group: ESSER Tracking and Advocacy

This ESSER Tracking and Advocacy Working Group is open to all Network members. In this meeting, PIE Network leaders including Chad Aldeman (Edunomics Lab), Christine Pitts (CRPE), Bree Dusseault (CRPE), Phyllis Jordan (FutureEd), and Tafshier Cosby (NPU) will discuss what we know about ESSER spending so far, and what the next phase of this work […]

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#BackOff: An Update on the Campaign to Protect Charter Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s potentially damaging proposed updates to the Charter Schools Programs (CSP) grants spurred advocates across the country into action. Join us for a discussion with Debbie Veney (National Alliance for Public Charter Schools) on how the Alliance and its partners are pushing back on the proposed rules by developing a social […]

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Enrollment Declines and Financial Implications

During the pandemic, America’s school districts have seen historic declines in enrollment. New data show that students and families continue to leave large and mid-sized urban districts in record numbers. What do we know about the real root causes of this trend? And what should be done about it? In this discussion, Daniel Anello (Kids […]

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E4E Voices From the Classroom: A Teacher Town Hall

Attracting, supporting, and retaining great teachers is top-of-mind as we move into the spring of a third pandemic-interrupted school year. While some warn that unprecedented numbers of teachers are likely to leave the classroom this summer, others feel that these fears have been overblown. In this session, we hear from the educators themselves. Educators for […]

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