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Education Issues

Standards Don't Work: Better Teachers Do

Common Core (more formally, the Common Core State Standards Initiative) is a set of federal standards for math and reading that states can adopt in exchange for federal grant money...

New Report: American Millennials Scoring Poorly Compared to International Peers

A new report from the Educational Testing Service says that millennials might be the most educated generation in history, but American millennials' scores on international skills tests are less than impressive...

Is College Necessary?

Might America start to see fewer students enter college and head straight into the workforce?...

ESEA Reauthorization: Lawmakers Should Push for an Opt-Out

Both the Senate and the House have proposed bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

Performance Pay Pioneers

A Colorado school that uses performance based compensation for teachers has seen results in terms of the academic achievement of its students...

New Orleans Tops School Choice and Competition Index

How does your school district stack up against the rest of the nation when it comes to school choice?...

Senate Looks at New School Choice Bill

The CHOICE Act would provide startup funding to states to establish school choice programs for disabled children...

Making Charter Schools Work in Alabama

There are eight states without any charter schools -- one of those states is Alabama...

Which Cities Get the Most Return on their Educational Investment?

In a new report, WalletHub has compiled a list of American cities with the most and least efficient spending on education -- which cities are getting the best return on their educational investment?...

Charter Schools: Doing More with Less Money

Charter schools receive 30 percent less per student than what a typical public school receives, yet they perform better...


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