State Policy


As Many More States Enact Education Savings Accounts, Implementation Challenges Abound

ESAs increase choice for families but leave administrators asking: Are pizza ovens, pianos permitted expenses?

Settle for Better

How overpromising undercut the education reform movement, and what to do about it
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

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

Parents, students wait as advocacy groups, unions exhaust court challenges
Zach Koung was sworn in as the student member of the Howard County (Maryland) Board of Education in July 2020. His status as a voting member met resistance.

Districts and States Give Students a Seat at the Boardroom Table

But authority and voting rights differ from place to place
About 200 people protested the removal of merit-based admissions at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia. The author is in the front, in pink.

How “Mama Bears” Won a Court Victory—and Helped Elect a Governor—in Virginia

Immigrant parents from Asia fight discrimination in admissions at a top high school


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