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Schoolchildren at a private school in Punjab Province listen to a lesson.

No School Stands Alone

How market dynamics affect the performance of public and private schools
A closeup of two hands weaving fabric on a loom

Choice Reconsidered

Rethink school choice to avoid either-or thinking and instead ask how expanding options might help meet the needs of students and families and empower educators.
A Portland police car on a road at night

School Number 500 to School Number 50: What’s the Difference?

“Resources” can mean a lot more than just how much money the government spends on operating a school.
Rocks and mud cover HIghway 1 in California

California’s New Math Framework Doesn’t Add Up

It would place Golden State 6th graders years behind the rest of the world—and could eventually skew education in the rest of the U.S., too
Illustrated map of Wisconsin

Think Reforming Teacher Pay Doesn’t Work? Think Again. 

Biasi’s careful and creative research adds to the evidence that altering how teachers are evaluated and paid remains a powerful lever for improving student outcomes.

Wisconsin’s Act 10, Flexible Pay, and the Impact on Teacher Labor Markets

Student test scores rise in flexible-pay districts. So does a gender gap for teacher compensation.
Colin Dean (left) was in high school when he started an apprenticeship as a coder through CareerWise at Angi Leads, a home service company. His supervisor was Sheldon Fitzpatrick (right).

Apprenticeships on the Rise

A burgeoning alternative challenges the college-for-all mentality
HopSkipDrive offers an innovative alternative in transporting students to and from school.

Beyond the Big Yellow Bus

Can transportation apps reinvent how students get to school?

“Year of School Choice” Promise Collides with Reality of Litigation-Caused Delays

Parents, students wait as advocacy groups, unions exhaust court challenges


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