Find out what’s going on with school choice policy in your state, as well as learn about organizations and resources you can use to make a change.
The term “school choice” means giving parents the power and opportunity to choose the school their child will attend. Varieties of private choice options include full school-choice options (vouchers), special needs vouchers, tuition tax credit programs, and privately sponsored choice scholarship programs.
Charter schools are innovative public schools designed by educators, parents or civic leaders that are open by choice, accountable for results, and free from most rules and regulations governing conventional public schools. Today, over 5,400 charter schools operate in 41 states and the District of Columbia.
Online or virtual schools deliver teaching and manage learning primarily through the Internet, as well as via face-to-face, online direct instruction. Virtual learning can cover a course of study or entire grade partially or completely, and a variety of hybrid and other innovative models have been tailored to home, school and system needs.