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Education Issues

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...

Could Competency-Based Education Deliver More Efficient Education?

Competency-Based Education is viewed by many as a potential means to deliver a more effective educational experience at a lower cost...

National Charter School Week Recap

There is currently more than 6,700 schools serving around 3 million charter school students in the United States...

Once Again, Charter Schools Are Proving Their Value

In June, 3.3 million American teenagers will graduate from high school. Just 80 percent of them graduate in four years, a share that declines to 65 percent among African-Americans...

Tuition Not the Only High Cost for College Students

Currently, The Department of Education imposes an astounding 93.9 million hours of paperwork across all levels of the agency...

Generous Education Subsidies Increase College Enrollments

On average, about 45 percent of all college graduates ages 25-50 work in the state where they were born, but this figure is above 65 percent for Texas and California, and it is below 25 percent for Alaska and Wyoming...


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