- Opinion: It’s time to rethink school from every aspect
- > Sep 7, 7:29 AM: We need to re-think school from every possible point of view. Generally schools are managed and governed by less than visionary figures — there are of course some great exceptions. Let’s put vision and daring into the design of our
- Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 35: Gisèle Huff, The Jaquelin Hume Foundation
- > Sep 5, 7:18 AM: Dr. Gisèle Huff is both interesting and engaging. While education transformation has been her main focus, she is also deeply interested in redirecting how the world of philanthropy works. Gisele’s background is extensive – she
- The education of Betsy DeVos: Why her school choice agenda has not advanced (CER in the news)
- > Sep 5, 7:13 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos came to Washington to promote the cause of her life — school choice. Republicans controlled both the House and Senate. President Trump had promised a $20 billion program. But more than a year and a
- GHS grad cycles across country to promote educational reform
- > Sep 5, 7:07 AM: With two wheels and a message, Adrian De La Vega is trying to change minds. The 2016 Goshen High School graduate recently rode his touring bicycle to 13 U.S. state capitol buildings, carrying a vision of educational reform while
- Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, goes before GOP-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee
- > Sep 4, 7:37 AM: This week’s four-day hearing promises to be contentious at times when disgruntled Democrats press the nominee to answer their questions, and dry and dull at other times when Republicans offer praise and lob him softballs. Tuesday’s
- Teachers have been walking out all year. Now they're walking straight to the ballot box
- Sep 4, 7:36 AM: What unfolded in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona last spring was not supposed to happen. Tens of thousands of teachers went on strike in bright red states where government-employee unions are weak.
- Opinion: Writing the Unions’ ‘Fight-or-Die Survival Chapter’
- > Sep 4, 7:33 AM: In the past year, the American labor movement was dominated by two things. First, the Janus decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled the public sector was essentially “right to work” — meaning, workers covered by union contracts
- Column: Public sector unions need to serve their members, not the Democratic Party
- Sep 4, 7:32 AM: Public sector unions can serve either their members or the Democratic Party, not both. On a Labor Day weekend more than two months after a stinging Supreme Court defeat, it isn’t clear that their leaders realize this yet.
- In Race for Students, Colleges Offer to Match Tuition at Rival Schools
- > Sep 4, 7:31 AM: The discounts aren’t limited to private schools. Public universities in Michigan, South Dakota and Nebraska now let students from other states pay as if they were locals. The University of Maine in Orono matches neighbors’ in-state
- Trump administration's proposed tax fix could harm allies
- Aug 31, 7:27 AM: Hoping to stop Democratic-led states from avoiding the consequences of the new tax law, the Trump administration’s proposed fix also could snare longtime allies such as the school choice movement.
- Schools Crack Down as More Students Cut Class
- Aug 30, 7:44 AM: New approaches aim to reverse rise in chronic absenteeism, from prizes for good attendance to laundry rooms for students who lack clean clothes.
- Commentary: The Limits Of School As We Know It
- > Aug 29, 7:29 AM: Boredom and monotony, repetition and regurgitation remain characteristic of today’s compulsory mass schooling model even as the distance grows from its 19th century industrial roots.Over the last two decades, U.S. schooling has
- Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 34: What is the ‘Modern School?’
- Aug 28, 7:25 AM: Creating innovative opportunities to build a different type of education system is one of the things that Chris Whittle does best. He is reimagining education, creating what is being called “the first global school.
- Back to school: Unique school choice group seeks nationwide expansion
- Aug 28, 7:23 AM: School choice comes in many different varieties (school vouchers, public charter schools, education savings accounts, and more), but nothing is quite like the freedom of choice provided by the nonprofit group Parents Challenge.
- New direction for Gates Foundation aims to build on progress in L.A. schools
- Aug 28, 7:22 AM: The L.A. district and others across the country hope to benefit from a foundation effort to build on what already is helping to keep students on track toward graduation.
- Family Income Affects Kids' Success More Than Public Vs. Private School, Study Finds
It’s a common refrain among parents: “I wish I could send my kids to private school.The subtext, of course, is that expensive private schools give kids a better education, which leads to better career opportunities and a more >
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- Review & Outlook: Turning Arizona Into New Jersey
- > Aug 27, 7:30 AM: Unions have spearheaded two ballot initiatives to repeal an expansion of education-savings accounts and double the top marginal income-tax rate to 9%. The political gambit is to raise taxes on the affluent supposedly to finance
- Two months after ruling, unions still assessing impact of Janus case
- Aug 27, 7:29 AM: It’s been two months since the Supreme Court handed Gov. Bruce Rauner a huge victory in a landmark case that curtailed the power of public-sector labor unions.
- A Surprisingly Simple Way to Help Level the Playing Field of College Admissions
- > Aug 27, 7:28 AM: New research contains a message for high school students, especially low-income ones, who want to go to college: Take the SAT early and often.It’s already clear from earlier studies that lack of information is a big reason many less
- Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap
- > Aug 24, 7:47 AM: Steven Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, said he was surprised by the broad reach of the rules, affecting both high-tax states’ “workaround” efforts and existing programs in Republican