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Education Issues

Some States Dump Common Core Tests

Controversy over Common Core standards has led some states to withdraw from the testing programs...

Universal Preschool Not Worth the Cost

Positive effects for children in the Head Start program were limited to the one year spent in Head Start and did not extend to kindergarten or first grade...

Higher Grades Lead to Higher GDP

Countries with poor student scores -- South Africa, Argentina, the Philippines and Peru -- saw economic growth that was 2 percent less than it would have been had their test scores been at the world average...

Technology in Texas Public Schools

More than 50 percent of school districts interviewed indicated that the most difficult part of technology integration has been getting teachers to buy into the programs...

Traditional School District Models Changing

Twelve years ago, Pennsylvania handed over the operations of low-performing schools in the Philadelphia school system to more than 40 private non-profit and for-profit entities...

How Teachers Can Use Technology

Schools need to assess their problems and only then analyze whether new technologies could possibly solve those problems...

Students Subsidizing Classmates through Tuition Set-Asides

In the 2012-2013 year, students transferred $512,401,435 of their tuition to their needy peers through need-based subsidies -- an increase from a level of $186,960,962 in the 2005-2006 school year...

Support for School Choice

When survey respondents were given six different school choice options, they most favored tax credits and least favored low-income vouchers...

How the College Bubble Will Pop

For Americans between 24 and 34 years of age, the earning differential between college and high school graduates has fallen 11 percent for men and 19.7 percent for women since 2007...

Making College Pay Off

Between 1978 and 2011, tuition for all universities increased at an annual 7.45 percent rate -- higher than the 5.8 percent increase in health care costs and the 4.3 percent increase in housing costs...


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