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University of Miami quarterback D'Eriq King speaks from behind a podium

College Sports Cartel Crashes as Athletes Prepare to Cash in on “Name, Image, and Likeness”

Can a player generating a six-figure income still be considered a student? Schools, under legal and legislative pressure, are about to find out.
Maine, like many states, has a complex flowchart for teacher certification, with some requirements that have been waived during the pandemic.

As Biden Targets “Overly Burdensome Occupational Licensing Requirements,” Some See Chance To Rethink Teacher Certification

States relaxed rules for the pandemic; some substitute teachers have only a high school diploma.
Illustration of many book covers

Writing a Knowledge-Driven English Curriculum

The limits of “Library Friday,” and the problem with the prompting guide—solved by putting the book back at the center of class.
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for an event to mark the start of monthly Child Tax Credit relief payments, in the White House complex, July 15, 2021.

How a Turbocharged Child Tax Credit Could Electrify School Choice

States could offer to match the money if parents spend it on education
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seated, celebrates after signing a bill that expands eligibility for state scholarships to fund private-school tuition.

School Choice Advances in the States

Advocates describe “breakthrough year”
Photo of Robert Behning

“When Choice Really Works, It Lifts Up Everyone”

State Rep. Robert Behning on Indiana’s voucher program
Infants sitting on a pile of money

Should Congress Make the Expanded Child Tax Credit Permanent?

Cash would alleviate poverty and could help pay tuition, but some see downside risk in costs and unintendended consequences.
Kipper, KIPP’s chatbot, sends texts to recent KIPP graduates about topics ranging from registering for college orientation to filling out financial-aid forms, all to prevent summer melt.

Charter Schools Go to College

Networks follow graduates to campuses with support to promote success

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