In the News: Betsy DeVos Backs $5 Billion in Tax Credits for School Choice

By 03/01/2019

The administration’s new tax credit initiative revives a debate over the role of the federal government in promoting school choice.

In the News: Cal State Remedial Education Reforms Help Thousands More Students Pass College-Level Math Classes

By 02/28/2019

After the Cal State system eliminated non-credit, remedial math classes and replaced them with credit-bearing, college-level courses, nearly 7800 students passed the higher-level math classes.

In the News: $773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools

By 02/27/2019

New York City is canceling the Renewal program, acknowledging that turnaround efforts have failed yet again in many long-struggling public schools.

Private School Choice Helps Students Avoid Prison and Unplanned Pregnancies

By and 02/26/2019

New evidence from America’s longest-running voucher program

In the News: Landmark Case on Student Free Speech Still Resonates 50 Years Later

By 02/25/2019

Sunday, Feb. 24, was the 50th anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines Community Independent School District, the Supreme Court ruling affirming that students have free speech rights protected by the first amendment.

In the News: Higher Pay Leads to Smarter Teachers, Global Study Says

By 02/25/2019

Some countries have chosen to hire teachers from higher up in the distribution of college graduates, and these teachers are more effective in the classroom.

New Evidence Bolsters the Argument for Arts Education

By 02/22/2019

An arts education experiment finds measurable academic, social, and emotional outcomes, but do we really need a randomized control trial study to justify the arts as an essential part of a well-rounded education?

In the News: So Long, Zig

By 02/21/2019

Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann, the designer of Direct Instruction, died this weekend.

For Career and Technical Education Success, Employer Involvement Is Key

By 02/21/2019

In Nevada, Denver, and San Antonio, education leaders are working closely with business and industry.

Let Some High School Juniors Go Directly To College

By and 02/20/2019

Building a new pathway between high school and college that’s student-centered instead of system-centered

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