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Education Issues

Online Education Can Benefit Children with Special Needs

Online education offers a number of opportunities for children with special needs...

Online K-12 Programs Grow in Popularity

There are currently 2.5 million children, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, being educated at home or through an online academy...

School Choice: Leveling the Playing Field

Children and educators each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and school choice allows us to more appropriately match students with teachers...

Why are KIPP Schools Successful?

A team from Mathematica Policy Research Inc set out to identify whether student attrition has anything to do with KIPP students' success...

Participating in Student Loan Program Can Cost Community Colleges Pell Grants

Colleges are punished by the federal government when students default on their federal loans...

Teacher Evaluation Debate Full of Falsehoods

The debate over evaluations has largely focused on student test scores and has been full of false information...

Debate Over School Funding in Philadelphia

A school funding debate has emerged in Philadelphia as the city faces a $93 million funding gap for the school district's 2014-2015 budget...

Charters Outperform Public Schools in Cost Effectiveness and Return on Investment

Charter schools had a 40 percent productivity advantage over public schools in math, providing students with 17 additional NAEP points for every $1,000 invested in math...

Ohio Tries to Repeal Common Core

State legislator Matt Huffman has introduced a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Ohio...

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...


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