Archives: Education / Articles

Archives: Education / Articles (page 5)

  • STEM – Will it replace liberal arts? image

    STEM – Will it replace liberal arts?

    Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational policies encourage school options that provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to enter the STEM workforce – the fastest growing …

  • Every State Can Excel in Dual Language Immersion image

    Every State Can Excel in Dual Language Immersion

    This guest post was written by Utah State Senator Howard Stevenson (SD-11). Utah became the nation’s leader in dual language immersion (DLI) from passage of SB 41 in 2008, which provided …

  • Nevada: Setting New Precedents in Education Choice image

    Nevada: Setting New Precedents in Education Choice

    Nevada has become the first state in the nation to provide parents uncompromised educational freedom through the passage of Universal Education Savings Accounts (ESA). Nevada’s Senate Bill 302 …

  • Higher Education and Private Sector Investment image

    Higher Education and Private Sector Investment

    The following article by Jonathan Butcher first appeared at See Thru EDU, a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Last month, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured students …

  • More States Join the School Choice Movement image

    More States Join the School Choice Movement

    Alabama and Montana passed historic school choice legislation this legislative session, giving parents more options in choosing the best atmosphere for the education of their children. Finally, Alabama and Montana …

  • Magnet Schools Drawing More Attention image

    Magnet Schools Drawing More Attention

    While the term “school choice” is often perceived as a decision between public and private institutions, magnet schools offer an opportunity to introduce another option for parents and families …

  • Teacher Evaluations Back in the News image

    Teacher Evaluations Back in the News

    The ability to recruit and retain effective, quality teachers is one of the most crucial elements of education reform and improved student achievement. Excellent educators should be recognized …

  • Homeschooling Continues to Grow image

    Homeschooling Continues to Grow

    According to the latest data available, approximately 1.7 million students are homeschooled in the United States, or 3.4 percent of the total schooling population. Interestingly, the number of …

  • Indiana Leads the Way in STEM Education image

    Indiana Leads the Way in STEM Education

    March 14 was Albert Einstein’s birthday, a scientific legend known worldwide whose name has become synonymous with the word ‘genius.’ How many Einsteins are growing up in America’s public …

  • The Past, Present and Future of the Common Core Part 3 image

    The Past, Present and Future of the Common Core Part 3

    ‘The Future of Common Core’ In January, the Task Force on Education conducted a three-part webinar series, The Past, Present and Future of Common Core. The webinars provided an …

  • The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 2 image

    The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 2

      In January, the Task Force on Education conducted a three-part series, “The Past, Present and Future of Common Core.” This three-part series was designed to serve as an …

  • The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 1 image

    The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 1

    The Past of Common Core: A Timeline (Watch part two here) Education policy is taking top priority in state legislatures across the nation. Education …

  • Guest post: Crafting strong educational policies while protecting student data image

    Guest post: Crafting strong educational policies while protecting student data

    By: Mary Gifford, Senior Vice President of Academic Policy and External Relations, K12 In September 2013, Oklahoma passed a bill safeguarding student data, and since …

  • States Prove that Educational Freedom Works image

    States Prove that Educational Freedom Works

    This appeared on RedState.com January 30, 2015. State lawmakers will surely haggle over education policy this legislative session, but hopefully they will remember the purpose of …

  • States Embracing School Choice See Better Outcomes image

    States Embracing School Choice See Better Outcomes

    In November, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released the annual Report Card on American Education, tracking state education performance and progress over time. The results point out …

  • Data Show School Choice Works image

    Data Show School Choice Works

    In November, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released the annual Report Card on American Education tracking state education performance and progress over time. The results point out the …

  • Keystone XL: It’s Official – Excuses for Inaction Have Disappeared image

    Keystone XL: It’s Official – Excuses for Inaction Have Disappeared

    This appeared on RedState.com on January 9, 2015. Last year, President Obama halted the U.S. Department of State’s 90-day review of the Keystone XL project, citing …

  • Education Report Card Suggests Private School Choice Laws Need Improvement image

    Education Report Card Suggests Private School Choice Laws Need Improvement

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it ranks states’ education policy based on six areas: …

  • ALEC Report Card Finds Which States Favor Homeschoolers image

    ALEC Report Card Finds Which States Favor Homeschoolers

    Last month, ALEC released its annual Report Card on American Education. The report ranks states’ education policy based on six areas, including state academic standards; charter school laws; private …

  • Texas Failing to Offer Private School Choice image

    Texas Failing to Offer Private School Choice

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has released the 19th edition of its annual Report Card on American Education, where it ranks states’ education policy based on six areas: …