Survey Says: June 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. A new survey of more than 5,000 parents conducted in May by The Harris Poll on behalf of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reveals: Education may be a single voter […]

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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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Survey Says: April 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. A poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and AP NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals that the American public is largely divided about the role of […]

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Seeding Success: Expanding High-Quality Charters

As the critical challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic persist, public charter school enrollment continues to grow in states across the country. In this discussion, David Griffith (The Thomas B. Fordham Institute) will share data and analysis on the benefits that charter schools bring to increasing equitable learning outcomes across metropolitan areas, and Todd Zeibarth (NAPCS) […]

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Survey Says: January 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. Recent New York Times/Morning Consult poll [accompanying article here] explores how safe parents feel about their children returning to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic: One area of agreement among Democrats and Republicans […]

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Weight of the Union: State Efforts to Unionize Public Charter Schools

The vast majority of charter schools do not have unionized staff, but a number of states, particularly those that already have a strong union presence, have seen increased efforts to unionize teachers in charter schools. Illinois lawmakers recently introduced unique legislation that would explicitly tie state funding to the implementation of labor peace agreements in […]

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