- 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
- Five Reasons Why Independent Charters Outperform In-District Autonomous Schools
- > Aug 24, 7:41 AM: Over the past 15 years, cities across the country have experienced rapid growth in the number of public charter schools serving their students. Charter schools are public schools operated by independent organizations, usually
- Students are dropping out of college before even starting. Here’s how educators are trying to stop the trend.
- > Aug 24, 7:31 AM: But in recent years, the national push to draw more disadvantaged students into higher education has cast a spotlight on how many high school seniors who seem to be college-bound fail to enroll and what can be done to help
- Parents & Children Win As Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Educational Reform
- Aug 24, 7:28 AM: There is now a glimmer of hope for the educational future of children across Puerto Rico after the commonwealth’s Supreme Court upheld the Education Reform Act signed into law earlier this year.
- America's new education crisis: A teacher shortage
- > Aug 23, 7:28 AM: America's students are returning to school, but in many cases, their teachers aren. The country is facing an education crisis as more teachers leave the profession for other fields, often lured by higher pay. At the same time,
- Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 33: Strayer Education President Brian Jones
- > Aug 22, 7:30 AM: Former general counsel at the Education Department under President George Bush, and president of Strayer Education, Brian’s own experience growing up taught him the value of empowering people to find the education that best suits
- Public Opinion Shifts in Favor of School Choice
- Aug 22, 7:28 AM: In a new survey, a majority of respondents support the expansion of families’ education options. But specific programs such as vouchers remain polarizing.
- Opinion: School choice benefits teachers too
- > Aug 22, 7:24 AM: It’s back-to-school season, which unfortunately means it’s time for the vast majority of public school teachers to use their own salaries to stock and supply their classrooms. And because private and charter schools compete with
- Poll shows support for charter schools, vouchers is growing
- Aug 21, 7:17 AM: Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.
- How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say
- Aug 21, 7:16 AM: The legal complaints have different areas of focus — from school funding to segregation to literacy — but all of them argue that the states are violating their constitutions by denying children a quality education.
- Opinion: Getting real about high school graduation for Black and brown students
- > Aug 21, 7:15 AM: Our nation’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. The national figure shows 84 percent of young people, overall, graduating from high school within four years after first entering the 9th grade, a trend that has been on a
- Puerto Rico opens first charter school amid controversies
- > Aug 21, 7:14 AM: For the past few days, Ana Cabrera, 42, has been bringing her 5-year-old son to the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico building deep in the Ernesto Ramos Antonini affordable housing complex in the community of Villa Prades, where she
- Educational opportunity comes to Puerto Rico (By Jeanne Allen)
- > Aug 20, 7:43 AM: New pathways to higher learning and skills are necessary to ensure that Puerto Rico prospers and grows. The law and an affirmative court ruling paved the way. Now it’s time for all who have great educational tools, schools, or
- Letter: Charter Schools and Racial Justice
- > Aug 20, 7:42 AM: Charter schools are engaged in the most fundamental work of the movement for racial justice and equity, providing students of color with the tools they need to fully engage in and change social, economic and cultural institutions so
- Vocation, vocation, vocation
- > Aug 20, 7:41 AM: COLLEGE ISN'T FOR EVERYONE. It’s a hard truth to swallow, especially for students who find themselves disinterested or disheartened during their tenure at a four-year university, and those who’ve been preached to their entire