The Podcasts

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The Education Exchange: “It’s Not How Much You Spend, It’s How You Spend It.”

Use the flood of federal cash to create the right incentives for teaching and learning, says Stanford's Eric Hanushek
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The Education Exchange: Walsh – In Six States, Institutions Where Nearly Every Teacher Candidate Who Takes the License Exam Flunks on First Try, a New Report Finds

Eleven states wouldn't even provide the pass rate. "One of the states told us that the reason they're not going to turn over the data is that it will look bad."
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The Education Exchange: “My father went missing during World War II—or that was what they told me.”

Stanford psychology professor William Damon reflects on a fatherless life in a conversation about his new book: A Round of Golf With My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present.
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The Education Exchange: Abolish School Districts, a New Book Proposes

"Every time we have increased funding for education a huge part of the money is absorbed away by the bureaucracy and doesn't reach the classroom," says Clint Bolick, co-author of Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System.
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The Education Exchange: How the Education Secretary in Arkansas Kept Schools Open all Year for In-Person Learning

And how districts will spend "more money than we can even imagine" from federal aid, soaring property-tax revenues.
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The Education Exchange: The Year of School Choice

Florida, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and more expand options for families
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The Education Exchange: How School Closures Translated Into Learning Losses

Countries with a high focus on education and a well-functioning education system before the pandemic were somehow able to get kids back to school much faster.
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The Education Exchange: More Private School Competition Boosts Public School Student Test Scores, a New Study Finds

"If anything, the public schools seem to be benefiting a bit," Northwestern University's David Figlio finds in research on Florida as tax-credit scholarship scaled up.

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