Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Congress Should Not Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

President Obama has proposed spending $75 billion over the next decade to establish a new federally funded preschool program to serve all four-year-old children...

More Spending Does Not Improve Education

In the United States, since 1966, per-student spending in constant dollars on public education has increased by 300 percent...

The Case for Conditional Cash Transfers

Education comes with its own rewards, but for many students in low-income areas that simply is not enough...

Improving K-12 System Could Produce More College Graduates

There is strong evidence that college adds real value in terms of students' skills, knowledge and career preparation, value that translates into higher earnings...

Performance Based Funding Realigns Education Spending

Policymakers have turned to Performance Based Funding as a way to incentivize educational institutions to improve educational outcomes...

How New Orleans Made Charter Schools Work

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, 92.5 percent of public school students in New Orleans attend charters...

Indiana's Tax-Credit Scholarship: An Example to Follow

During the 2013–14 school year, more than 11,000 Indiana students received tax-credit scholarships to attend the school of their family's choice, and nearly 30,000 students received school vouchers...

Nevada to Become Fifth Education Savings Account State

Nevada is the first state to send two school choice bills to the governor in one legislative session...

Innovation Teaching Methods Key to STEM Growth

It is a great time to be a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) major in Texas...

Reasoning Mind Engages and Prepares STEM Students

Dallas made Forbes‘s list of the top 10 cities for STEM jobs and has the second highest annual median wage growth for STEM workers...


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