Archives: Wes Watt / Articles

Archives: Wes Watt / Articles

  • 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 …

  • Supreme Court Sides with Idaho, Blocks Medicaid Lawsuits image

    Supreme Court Sides with Idaho, Blocks Medicaid Lawsuits

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, holding that Medicaid providers cannot sue states to increase reimbursement rates. In a 5-4 decision …

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    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 …

  • Wyoming Defeats Medicaid Expansion Proposal image

    Wyoming Defeats Medicaid Expansion Proposal

    On Friday, the Wyoming State Senate voted 19-11 against a proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee then …

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    Medicaid Expansion Fails in Tennessee

    A proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act failed 4-7 in Tennessee’s Senate Health Committee during a special session Wednesday as lawmakers expressed concern with increasing …