Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

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...

Course Choice Policies

By employing course choice, students have more options and can take those classes from an outside provider...

Income Tax Credit for Home-Schooling Families

A new report suggests home schooling families should receive a tax credit because they are required to fund schools that they are not using...

Student Loan Debt a Serious Problem

Of 2012 college graduates, 71 percent had student loans with an average debt of $29,400...

Nuances of School Choice

Parents exercise one of the most popular forms of "school choice" just by choosing where to live...


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