Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Saving Money with School Choice

With a voucher program, for every student who left Tennessee's public school system on a scholarship, school districts would gain $612 on average...

Education Poll Reveals Drop in Common Core Support

While 65 percent of the public supported the Common Core standards in 2013, that figure has dropped to 53 percent...

Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce

Teacher aides, who comprised just 1.7 percent of all staff in 1970, now constitute 12 percent of all public school staff...

Students Refuse Federal Nutrition Standards, School Drops Lunch Program

School administrators are finding that children are refusing to eat the meals that comply with new federal nutritional standards...

Online Education Can Benefit Children with Special Needs

Online education offers a number of opportunities for children with special needs...

Online K-12 Programs Grow in Popularity

There are currently 2.5 million children, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, being educated at home or through an online academy...

School Choice: Leveling the Playing Field

Children and educators each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and school choice allows us to more appropriately match students with teachers...

Why are KIPP Schools Successful?

A team from Mathematica Policy Research Inc set out to identify whether student attrition has anything to do with KIPP students' success...

Participating in Student Loan Program Can Cost Community Colleges Pell Grants

Colleges are punished by the federal government when students default on their federal loans...

Teacher Evaluation Debate Full of Falsehoods

The debate over evaluations has largely focused on student test scores and has been full of false information...


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