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Better Than a Video Game

Current practice favors choice and levels. But when students all read the same book together, the satisfaction can be surprising.
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A Three-Prong Strategy for a Better Education for All

How an all-the-above approach can reform and transform education
West Virginia circut court judge Joanna Tabit

In West Virginia, Scholarship Program Faces a Legal Challenge

Defeated in legislatures, school-choice opponents look to courts
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Finding Purpose: Free Speech and the Pursuit of Excellence

A response to Petrilli’s “First, Know Thyself. Then, Pick A Career Path”
Stig Leschly

How to Make College More Affordable? Try the Charter School Model

“If the accreditation barriers to the formation of new colleges can be lowered, human and philanthropic capital will mobilize.”
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Can We Revive Standards-Based Reform?

Statewide curriculum sounds seductive, but charters, vouchers are more promising.

“How’d You Do It?” Mississippi’s Superintendent of Education Explains State’s Learning Gains

“Data and accountability will drive the behaviors that you want to see,” Carey Wright says in exit interview
Dave and Amy Carson with their daughter at Bangor Christian Schools in Maine. The Carsons are one of three families that sued Maine over a program that bans families from an otherwise generally available student-aid program if they choose to send their children to schools that teach religion. (Photo by the Institute for Justice www.ij.org.)

In Carson v. Makin, Justices Prolong Death of Blaine Amendments, but Don’t Quite Finish the Job

Supreme Court majority rules that Maine can’t exclude religious schools from tuitioning program
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What’s Ahead for the Nation’s First Federally Approved Teacher-Apprenticeship Program?

Tennessee finds a way for teachers to graduate with zero debt, and to be paid as they study.

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