Tag: Research

Who Are We Trying To Reach?

I recently worked with a school that was in the process of uncovering key factors in school choice for their current school families.  At the same time, they were exploring key drivers that target families when making decisions about school.  My research, in addition to normative research from around the country, indicates that most Christian …

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Teaching, Learning, and the Mind of Christ

It was very interesting to meet this week with the owner of a local architectural firm, who works with building new school buildings and modifying older structures. What was fascinating to me was his role as an agent of change in the teaching and learning process. It struck me how he could be an external, …

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The Call of Cardus

Most Christian schools I know have similar elements in their mission statements. Usually there is a part about spiritual development – its Christian after all.  There is also some acknowledgement about academics given that we’re talking about school.  And then there is life or culture component, a nod to the impact of the school beyond …

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Affordability & Christian School Choice

School choice is a popular conversation with Christian parents of school age children. A common element of discussion is often related to the parent’s views on mission as it relates to their involvement with the public school and the public square in general. It is interesting to see how this view of engagement can be …

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The Impact of Charter Schools

Erik Ellefsen’s recent posts on the false choice of charter schools created good stir in the private school world. To deepen your understanding of the impact of charter schools in the United States, we encourage you to download the most recent research report from the Friedman Foundation. According to Andrew Coulson (CATO Foundation), charter schools …

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Charter Schools: The False Choice (Part II)

Charter schools on the whole have not provided the same results of the few excellent charter school networks. A short review of the research and opinions on charter schools provides a much less hopeful narrative that the Three Sector approach can effectively create quality change throughout American education.

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Another Look at Why Parents Choose Christian Schools

Tony Kamphuis, Director of Niagara Association for Christian Education, sent CACE a link after reading More Than Scores – An Analysis of Why and How Parents Choose Private Schools, the Friedman Foundation’s paper documenting their findings on why parents choose private schools. A similar discovery  paper was funded by the Society for Quality Education and …

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