Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Educating Girls in the Middle East Brings Stability to the Region

Education improvements must be available to girls, even in the most poverty-stricken areas of the Arab world...

Incarcerated Parents Risk Their Children's Education

Teachers are the last line of defense against early-onset criminal activity in youth...

Legos Build Student Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

As more school choice options appear, even more competition within the educational system will happen in educational areas such as STEM...

FERPA Reforms Could Effect Student Privacy and Educational Innovation

Congress would do well to reauthorize the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in a way that ensures student record protection while not overregulating a third party’s ability to create new ways of pioneering educational advancements...

Education Reforms Will Give Wisconsin's Higher Education System Greater Autonomy

The proposed reforms to the University of Wisconsin system could lead higher education to a sustainable path by empowering leaders, protecting taxpayers and promoting long-term stability...

State Controlled Education: Still A Good Idea

Advancing reforms through the HERO Act and A-PLUS Act will provide freedom to those closest to K-12 and higher education...

Americans with the Highest Student Debt Are More Likely to Pay Loans

Debtors are more likely to pay back their loans the more money they borrowed for school compared to those who borrowed less...

New York Education Costs Rising due to Teacher Salaries

Between the 2008-2009 school year and the 2013-2014 school year, New York's median teacher salary increased 11.5 percent...

Charter Schools Offer Minority Students Better Educational Options

Charter schools are smaller than conventional public schools and serve a disproportionate and increasing number of poor and minority students...

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...


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