Daily Policy Digest

Education Issues

Universal Pre-K: No Substitute for a Healthy, Stable Childhood

It is parents, not formal education, that make the difference for young children's readiness for school and success once they get there...

Businesses Want More STEM Skills

In a recent survey of Indiana manufacturers, 24 percent of the respondents reported "serious deficiencies" in math skills among their current workforces...

School Reform and Education Technology

Technology does not change the cognitive rules for learning, but offers ways to better deliver the learning experience...

Common Core Testing Tech Issues

As 46 states adopt the Common Core standards and testing, the tools built into the universally designed tests are not enough for students with disabilities...

How to Help Boys in the Classroom

If boys are constantly subject to disapproval for their interests and enthusiasms, they are likely to become disengaged and lag further behind in the classroom, says Christina Hoff Sommers...

Transforming Teacher Colleges

Four months ago, the National Council on Teacher Quality released a report asserting that approximately 1,100 of the nation's 1,400 teacher-preparation programs are inadequate...

Incentive Structure for Education System

Evidence presented in a recent study indicates high-powered incentives linked to multiple indicators of teacher performance can substantially improve the measured performance of the teaching workforce...

Failing Grade for Student Financial Aid Programs

The U.S. Treasury Department found that for every dollar provided in tax-based aid, scholarships fell a dollar -- shifting the burden from students and schools to taxpayers...

The Universal Pre-K Fallacy

There is no research supporting the president's proposition that formal schooling can begin effectively in preschool, even if it is delivered by rigorously by college-educated, certified public-school teachers...

Toddlers and Education Apps

Only 37 percent of parents surveyed who own a mobile device say they would offer it to their children to keep them busy; 78 percent would allow their kids to watch TV for the same purpose...


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