Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship decreased the number of days that a student was suspended by 1.3 days in the second year after the announcement and 1.8 days in the third year...

College Savings Plans

Today, 27 percent of parents saving for college use a 529 plan, while 42 percent use savings accounts and certificates of deposit instead...

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...


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