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Education Issues

Linking Teacher Skills to Student Achievement

Is there a link between teacher quality and student performance?...

Should High School Students Have to Pass a Citizenship Test to Graduate?

The North Dakota legislature is considering a proposal to require all high school students to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate...

LA District Purchases iPads, Chromebooks and Laptops for Students

Last year, the Los Angeles school district decided to give all of its students iPads...

New Department of Education Rule Limits Student Choice

Because a number of students attending for-profit, vocational training programs have found themselves in debt and without a job, the Department of Education has released a new rule: schools whose students are failing to find jobs will become ineligible for federal aid...

How to Inject Choice and Valuable Skills into Education

What should real education reform look like?...

The Costs of Free Tuition in Germany

College education in Germany is now tuition-free, but what does that mean?...

Teachers Grade 13 Percent of their Peers as Ds or Fs

Teacher tenure has been under scrutiny ever since a court in California ruled the scheme unconstitutional...

Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core

Lately, opposition to the CCSS has come from teachers' unions, who are trying to remove its teacher accountability provisions...

New Rule from the Department of Education Threatens Educational Options

The Department of Education has issued new rules that penalize colleges whose students are not finding employment...

Education Reform Options for 2015

With a Republican majority in both houses, what might happen in education reform come 2015?...


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