Who Are We Trying To Reach?

Paul NealSchool Leaders, The CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

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 school parents use academic quality … Read More

The Call of Cardus

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationSchool Leaders, The CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

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 graduation.  These statements also contribute … Read More

The Impact of Charter Schools

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationCACE NewsLeave a Comment

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 served over 2 million students … Read More

Charter Schools: The False Choice (Part II)

Erik EllefsenInnovationLeave a Comment

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.

Another Look at Why Parents Choose Christian Schools

Tim Van SoelenSchool Leaders2 Comments

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 published by The Fraser Institute … Read More