School Choice

 

For those lucky enough to have a choice of which school to attend, it can be a decision impacted by many factors: location, curriculum cost, teaching staff, extracurricular opportunities, sports teams, and so on. This topic provides articles, advice, and answers to your questions about how to choose the right school for you or your loved ones.

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  • It’s National School Choice Week! Here’s What Everyone’s Celebrating

    This week, parents, educators, organizations, and schools are raising awareness about school choice. More than 16,000 events can help you find out about all of the educational options that are available where you live.

  • Separate But Not Equal, Still: How Some Districts Are Combatting Post–Civil Rights Era School Segregation

    Despite initial moves toward integration, desegregation has faltered in the decades since the Civil Rights Era. Find out what some districts are doing to foster diverse school communities amid changing neighborhoods.

  • 41 Most Innovative K–12 Schools in America

    Read about the 41 innovative schools that are transforming K–12 education in America. From flipped classrooms to gamified lessons, farm-based instruction to student-led governance, these inspiring schools are changing how students learn and educators teach. They are redefining what education, at its best, looks like.

  • 7 Lessons Schools Should Adopt from Homeschoolers

    K–12 schools don't have all the answers, and alternative educators has a few to share. A former teacher and veteran homeschooler shares seven lessons of note.

  • 5 Tips to Get Started Homeschooling

    Thinking about homeschooling your child, but don’t know where to begin? Read these five tips from Noodle Expert Celi Trépanier to learn how to get started on this enriching educational experience.

  • How Do States Support Homeschooling?

    Homeschooling is becoming increasingly prevalent across the U.S. Find out about the supports that your state provides — and learn what you’ll need to do to get started.

  • More Power to the Parents: The Parent Power Index

    All parents want their children to attend excellent schools — but not all families have access to the types of learning environments they would like. Learn how the Parent Power Index is putting information into parents’ hands so they can make the best education decisions for their children.

  • Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

    Consider what you and your child will gain from homeschooling, as well as the challenges of this educational endeavor.

  • Your Guide to Understanding Dual Language Immersion Schools

    Many parents understand the value of a bilingual education — and lament the shortcomings of their own foreign language instruction. Learn from a Noodle expert why dual language immersion programs may be the best choice.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Pacific States

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Pacific states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Mountain States

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Mountain states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: West South Central

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Gulf (West South Central) states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: East South Central

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the East South Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: South Atlantic

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the South Atlantic states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • Magnet Schools and Programs: What Parents Should Know

    Magnet programs are an important component of school choice, allowing kids to explore specific interests while exposing them to children of different backgrounds.