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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Survey Says: August 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. Education Next released the results of their 16th annual survey: 52% of Americans give their local public schools an A or a B grade, and 22% give all schools nationwide a similarly […]

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Survey Says: July 2022

PIE Network brings you the latest surveys and public opinion polls that capture the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, principals, and system leaders. EdChoice released a report of a national poll of teachers fielded in June. Their poll revealed: Teachers reported spending just over $500 of their own money in the past school year on classroom […]

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Welcoming New Network Members and Partners in 2022

PIE Network is designed by and for education advocates.  Members of the PIE Network are united by a belief that education can—and should—be transformative. PIE Network members put these beliefs into action by listening to, engaging, and authentically elevating the leadership of students, families, and educators, using data and evidence to drive innovation, improvement, and […]

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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. Learning Heroes released their June 2022 survey results “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Way Forward for Equity-Centered Family Engagement.” Their work finds: Grade inflation, inconsistent parent-teacher communication, and a lack of parental […]

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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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