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Education Issues

Debate Over School Funding in Philadelphia

A school funding debate has emerged in Philadelphia as the city faces a $93 million funding gap for the school district's 2014-2015 budget...

Charters Outperform Public Schools in Cost Effectiveness and Return on Investment

Charter schools had a 40 percent productivity advantage over public schools in math, providing students with 17 additional NAEP points for every $1,000 invested in math...

Ohio Tries to Repeal Common Core

State legislator Matt Huffman has introduced a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Ohio...

Improving Education Would Improve Upward Mobility

When Florida quit promoting third graders who could not read to the next grade level, Florida fourth graders made reading gains that were three times the national average...

Lessons from Teach For America

Teach For America recruits students based on subject mastery and experience, with less focus on classroom management and child development...

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

In Sweden, private voucher schools have outperformed public schools in terms of testing performance...

Congress Looks at Three Education Bills

Congress is looking at reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), but, rather than doing a major overhaul of the HEA, lawmakers are tackling education reform in small pieces...

What Charters Can Teach Private School Choice Programs

2.3 million American children are enrolled in charter schools today, while only 300,000 students participate in private school choice...

State Lawmakers Want Authority over Education Standards

In the last 18 months, 10 states have passed laws that restrict or specify how state boards of education can adopt new academic standards...

Student Loan Debt Affects Borrowers Differently

Those with the highest levels of debt often have the least amount of financial hardship...


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