Daily Policy Digest
|States Get Warning about No Child Waivers
Three of 40 states recently granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind law were at high risk of losing them because they either have been slow to link teacher evaluations with student achievement or had adopted programs that didn't meet federal guidelines...
|Private Enterprise and Public Education: Strange Bedfellows or Natural Allies?
For-profits attempting to enter the education market are largely met with hostility, but the role they can play in K-12 and higher education deserves further consideration...
|It Is Time to Shorten Summer Vacation
How can schools substantially lengthen the school year without spending any more money than they currently have?
|Competition with Charters Motivates Districts
Since 2007, enrollment in charter schools has jumped from 1.3 million to 2 million students, an increase of 59 percent...
|High Confidence Not Translating to High Math Scores for Students
As shown by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, the average U.S. student with high confidence only scored 551 on the test, just half a standard deviation from the average score of 500...
|"Mainstreaming" Special Ed Students Needs Debate
Nationwide, about 60 percent of students with disabilities spend at least 80 percent of their instructional time in regular classrooms...
|Classroom Flipping: The Unproven Education Phenomenon
The flipped classroom model doesn't tackle the root causes of the lack of motivation that persists among many low-achieving students...
|After-School Tutoring Skyrockets in South Korea
In 2012, South Korean parents spent more than $17 billion on private after-school tutoring...
|Are Education Savings Accounts the Future?
Schools should be transforming existing voucher and tax credit programs into flexible education savings accounts...
|Charter School Successfully Uses Virtual Blending in Education
As public budgets shrink and technology enables increasingly individualized instruction, schools are rightly looking toward online models for ways to improve student performance...