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Andrew Yang at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in April, 2021

Andrew Yang Is Right. There Should be Very Little Regulation of Hasidic Education

Forcing parents into an educational model that they religiously oppose is unlikely to succeed.
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Performance Pay for Principals Pushed Less-Effective Ones to Leave, a New Study Shows

Highly experienced principals tended to leave their jobs after North Carolina changed its compensation system.
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Let schools, not district offices, decide how to spend some federal aid

Pushing dollars directly to individual schools would increase transparency, public engagement
Kid sitting on a tube in the snow

End Snow Days by Switching to Remote? Not So Fast.

District leaders may be tempted, but students, parents may be ill-served.
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Put Students, Not Screens, at the Center of Post-Pandemic Learning

Online education has a place, but meaningful in-person interactions build the best connections
Book cover of "Beyond Standards" by Morgan Polikoff

Local Control Is Part of the Problem, a New Book About Education Contends

Louisiana, Rhode Island point path toward quality, Polikoff says
Two students in a classroom looking at a globe

The Common Ground on Race and Education That’s Hiding in Plain Sight

Five promising practices most of us can get behind, regardless of politics.
A first grader picks out a book he would like to check out at the Post Road Elementary School Library, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in White Plains, N.Y.

Give a child a book, or teach her to read?

Decisions about using federal funding are best made at school level.
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Lambda School Controversy Calls for Robust Quality Assurance in Higher Ed

Better information about outcomes would make regulating higher education less capricious.


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