Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Improving Education Would Improve Upward Mobility

When Florida quit promoting third graders who could not read to the next grade level, Florida fourth graders made reading gains that were three times the national average...

Lessons from Teach For America

Teach For America recruits students based on subject mastery and experience, with less focus on classroom management and child development...

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

In Sweden, private voucher schools have outperformed public schools in terms of testing performance...

Congress Looks at Three Education Bills

Congress is looking at reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), but, rather than doing a major overhaul of the HEA, lawmakers are tackling education reform in small pieces...

What Charters Can Teach Private School Choice Programs

2.3 million American children are enrolled in charter schools today, while only 300,000 students participate in private school choice...

State Lawmakers Want Authority over Education Standards

In the last 18 months, 10 states have passed laws that restrict or specify how state boards of education can adopt new academic standards...

Student Loan Debt Affects Borrowers Differently

Those with the highest levels of debt often have the least amount of financial hardship...

Brazil's For-Profit Education Firms Increase Quality for Less Money

Brazil's for-profit education institutions are showing others how to lower fees and raise quality...

Kansas: Licensing More Teachers

The Kansas State Board of Education has approved plans to allow those with relevant work experience to obtain a teaching license without having a teaching degree...

Florida Establishes ESA Program

Florida is the second state in the country to create an Education Savings Account program...


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