Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Do Professional Development Programs Work?

Professional development programs in the field of education have very little scientific support...

Should Charter Schools Pay Rent?

If New York City forces charter schools to pay rent for the use of district facilities, 71 percent of charters currently using those facilities could be forced into deficit...

Education Savings Accounts Provide Solution

In Arizona, 49 percent of parents were dissatisfied with their previous public school, but all parents in the Education Savings Account program were satisfied...

600 New Charter Schools Established

An additional 288,000 students are attending charter schools this school year, placing the total number of Americans in public charter schools at 2.5 million...

Choosing the Right Measure for Student Test Score Growth

A two-step value-added model to measure test score growth as a way to evaluate teacher and school performance encourages optimal effort by schools and teachers...

New York City Mayor Opposes Charter School Growth

New York City's schools chancellor announced a plan at the end of January to move $210 million in charter school funds to pay for pre-kindergarten teaching and declared that all charter school expansion plans are going to be reviewed...

Grading the No Child Left Behind Waivers

The idea behind accountability systems is that teachers will be motivated to teach specified content and improve the quality of their instruction...

The President's College Ranking Plan

The president's new college rating system is going to be difficult to implement, as very few schools can meet all three requirements under the plan...

Texas' Regional Education Service Centers Need Greater Spending Transparency

Texas' Regional Education Service Centers lack transparency, making it difficult for Texas residents to determine how exactly taxpayer funds are being spent...

A Survey of Charter Schools

The average charter school waiting list rose from 233 in 2009 to 277 in 2012; in New York City, however, the wait list was 50,000 students...


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