State Policy

The West Virginia state Senate debates school choice legislation, March 17, 2021.

Rethinking Old Tactics to Advance School Choice

Courting Democratic policymakers has not been effective. Indeed, it has likely been counter-productive.

School Choice Is Issue in California Recall

“I favor school choice, he doesn’t,” Larry Elder says of Governor Newsom
Children wait for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to arrive at a bill signing ceremony at St. John the Apostle School, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Hialeah, Fla.

How Big Was the Year of Educational Choice?

Estimating the number of newly eligible students
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
First Lady Jill Biden tours a cafeteria at the Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington, N.J., with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

Don’t Ban Virtual School. Improve It.

Insist on an in-person adult to supervise remote learning
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, center, and lawmakers gather Wednesday, March 10, 2021, for a news conference to announce that leaders of the state legislature and the governor have reached an agreement to reopen the state's K-12 public schools to full-time daily instruction in Raleigh.

Can Teaching Be Improved by Law?

At least twenty states have passed or are considering measures related to the science of reading.
Kindergarten teacher Julie Mackett conducts her class at Ft. Meigs Elementary School, in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Covid and Student Achievement: Early Evidence from Ohio’s Fall Tests

The decline equates to about one third of a year’s worth of learning, and it was worse among students whose districts started the year with fully remote instruction.

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