Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Want to Graduate High School? Pass a Citizenship Test

Starting in the 2016 school year, high school seniors in Arizona will have to prove their knowledge of American history and government before they can graduate...

Fighting Teacher Tenure in New York

A New York court will hear arguments this week in a case challenging the Empire State's teacher tenure laws...

New Study Links Vouchers with College Degrees

Do vouchers have any impact on students' success at the higher education level?...

School Choice Roadblocks: Blaine Amendments

State constitutions vary, but most include limits on a state's ability to use taxpayer dollars to fund religious schools...

Real Educational Choice: Education Savings Accounts

Education savings accounts (ESAs) work like partial vouchers, allowing families more control and choice over where their children's educational dollars go...

Postponing Student Loans Masks Debt Problem

When students are paying back loans, they have the option to postpone their loan payments for up to three years -- a benefit known as "forbearance"...

Federal Child Care and Preschool Grants Come with Strings Attached

President Obama's latest effort to improve childcare and preschool programs through federal grant programs brings with it a new set of problems...

How Higher Education Beats K-12 Education

While American higher education is criticized for being expensive, bureaucratic and ideologically one-sided, it does have certain advantages over K-12 education...

Reforming No Child Left Behind

Lawmakers are looking to reauthorize the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law...

New Department of Education Rules Target Single-Sex Classrooms

Some public schools use single-sex classrooms and teaching techniques based on students' genders, but the programs may not last…...


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