Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

The Growth of Federal Involvement in Education

Federal education funding for elementary and secondary education was $6.7 billion in 1964 (in 2013 dollars). In 2010, it was $80 billion...

Lawmakers Focus on Student Loans

Legislators focusing on student loans could garner political support from young people in the upcoming 2016 election...

Texas Challenges Colleges to Cut Costs

States are responding to the federal government's failure to deal with tuition rise by offering innovative, inexpensive solutions...

Schools Set Up New Safety Measures

Districts across the country are taking measures to protect students against possible violence...

Judge Strikes Down North Carolina's Voucher Program

Parents in North Carolina had filed more than 5,500 applications seeking vouchers for their children...

New Education Poll: Parents Want Local Control

Fifty-six percent of Americans say that local school boards should have the strongest influence in determining what is taught in public schools...

A New Online College Model

Minerva is a new university that is seeking to change the face of higher education...

School Choice on Display in Miami-Dade

More than half of the students in Miami-Dade County will attend schools that they themselves were able to choose...

Saving Money with School Choice

With a voucher program, for every student who left Tennessee's public school system on a scholarship, school districts would gain $612 on average...

Education Poll Reveals Drop in Common Core Support

While 65 percent of the public supported the Common Core standards in 2013, that figure has dropped to 53 percent...


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