State Policy

Idaho Governor Brad Little speaking at a podium

States Step Up to Fund Families; Others Should Follow

Idaho, North Carolina, and Oklahoma innovate by decentralizing education spending, decisions in response to pandemic
Maryland Governor Hogan

“School-Opening Extortion” Comes to Montgomery County, Maryland

"Teachers’ legitimate interest in risk-mitigation in the workplace does not extend to shutting down other people’s schools."
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at Stevens High School, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Claremont, N.H.

Sanders Outdoes Warren in Tapping Voter Anger

Similar education policies, different New Hampshire primary outcomes

In the News: Using Amazon Echo, Google Home to Learn: Skill of the Future or Bad Idea?

Education Week has a new article about the use of voice-activated technology in schools. In the Spring 2018 issue of Education Next, Michael Horn wrote about this topic under the headline "Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?"

In the News: Chartering in Kansas City

In a new case study for the R Street Institute, "Chartering in Kansas City," Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.

In the News: What Free Public College Means for Virginia’s Small Private Colleges

In an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Phyllis Jordan writes about how private liberal arts colleges such as Sweet Briar College "are essential to sustaining small town and rural economies."
Man taking a photo and facing a funhouse mirror.

Four Things You Need to Know About Education Policymaking

Before expecting to effectively shape policy in a world full of complexity and honest disagreement, learn about the world you want to change.

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