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Education Issues

Postponing Student Loans Masks Debt Problem

When students are paying back loans, they have the option to postpone their loan payments for up to three years -- a benefit known as "forbearance"...

Federal Child Care and Preschool Grants Come with Strings Attached

President Obama's latest effort to improve childcare and preschool programs through federal grant programs brings with it a new set of problems...

How Higher Education Beats K-12 Education

While American higher education is criticized for being expensive, bureaucratic and ideologically one-sided, it does have certain advantages over K-12 education...

Reforming No Child Left Behind

Lawmakers are looking to reauthorize the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law...

New Department of Education Rules Target Single-Sex Classrooms

Some public schools use single-sex classrooms and teaching techniques based on students' genders, but the programs may not last…...

School Choice in Florida Helps Low-Income Families

Florida's school choice program has been under fire from unions since August, when the Florida Education Association and other groups filed lawsuits challenging the state's tax credit program...

Increasing STEM Engagement with School Choice

Private school choice can increase student engagement in STEM subjects...

Linking Teacher Skills to Student Achievement

Is there a link between teacher quality and student performance?...

Should High School Students Have to Pass a Citizenship Test to Graduate?

The North Dakota legislature is considering a proposal to require all high school students to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate...

LA District Purchases iPads, Chromebooks and Laptops for Students

Last year, the Los Angeles school district decided to give all of its students iPads...


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