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May 4, 2020
By Tim Benson
A new study has found the adoption of the Common Core State Standards has led to a 'historic' drop in student achievement scores.
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May 1, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Idaho lawmakers are considering replacing the Common Core standards with a more rigorous and flexible plan
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April 28, 2020
By Matthew L. Kelly
The Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education at the University of Texas-Dallas teaches students about the foundations and history of the nation's economic system
April 16, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
IU-Bloomington joined the six other components in the IU System that have also elected to become test optional.
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April 13, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
For-profit schools like Lambda are an important alternative to traditional universities that impose a heavy financial burden on students.
April 2, 2020
By Tim Benson
A new study finds “conservative” cities do a far better job of educating minority students than “progressive” cities.
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March 26, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
Chicago teachers unions expressed their opposition to charter schools in 2019 by demanding the continuation of a moratorium on additional charter schools in the city.
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March 25, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
North Carolina Superior Court Judge David Lee ordered the state to formulate a plan to increase spending on K-12 education by an estimated $8 billion.
March 24, 2020
Since its founding, the Martin Center has defended freedom of expression on campus, with a special focus on colleges and universities in North Carolina.
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March 23, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) give bad marks for failing to protect students' rights.
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March 20, 2020
By Branson Inscore
Communications conference critiques free speech.
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March 18, 2020
By Harry Painter
Under the ISA model, the student pays little or no tuition up front, and repays education costs as a percentage of their income.
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March 12, 2020
By Jane S. Shaw
DOE recognition of GCU as a nonprofit would allow the school to receive federal student aid with few strings attached.
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March 12, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Most likely voters in Colorado want the government to provide Child Safety Accounts (CSAs), a survey reports.
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March 11, 2020
By Natalie Meckel
A Child Safety Account (CSA) program would empower parents to determine when their child’s school is too dangerous and transfer them to a safe school immediately.
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March 10, 2020
By Jay Schalin
Editors Todd Zywicki, a law professor at George Mason University, and Neal McCluskey, director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom, have compiled contributions from many of the most original thinkers in the higher education reform movement.
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March 9, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Arizona Department of Education is erecting barriers to keep families out of the program, say parents.
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March 9, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Profiles of public school safety in each state are available from The Heartland Institute.
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March 9, 2020
By Lennie Jarratt
Support for school choice has increased significantly in the past two years.
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March 6, 2020
By Jennifer Wagner
Formerly known as the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, EdChoice is the oldest school choice advocacy group in the nation.
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March 5, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, Kendra Espinoza and other parents are challenging a 2018 ruling by the Montana Supreme Court that the state’s tax credit scholarship program is unconstitutional.
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March 3, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California signed a bill allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals and hire agents.
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March 2, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
A California bill under consideration in the state legislature would require schoolchildren to learn that humans are causing dangerous climate change in order to graduate.
February 26, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
Child Safety Accounts: Combating Student Bullying and School Violence by Empowering Parents, by Heartland scholars Vicki Alger, Tim Benson, and Lennie Jarratt, lays out the plan for CSAs in every state.
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February 19, 2020
By Juliana Knot
OECD Report finds teenagers’ choices for an “ideal career” have narrowed over the past two decades and don’t reflect the new economy.
February 18, 2020
By Robert G. Holland
"The growth of this event serves as an indicator of the rising American interest in families having as free a choice among schools as they have when they pick out a pair of shoes at the mall. "
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February 13, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
A teacher at at the University of Maine is contesting representation by the Associated Faculties of the University of Maine (AFUM).
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February 7, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
Control of the Virginia General Assembly flipped from Republican to Democrat in the November 2019 election, when Democrats won majorities in both the state Senate and the House of Delegates.
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February 5, 2020
By Nolan Ryan
The College Fix, a news website, contacted “multiple public universities in states where campus carry is legal,” and none of those responding reported any increase in gun violence since adopting policies allowing campus carry.
January 30, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
Title IX of the Higher Education Act requires colleges to investigate incidents of sexual misconduct as matters of discrimination.
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January 21, 2020
By Brandon Best
S.B. 419 expands the prohibition to students in charter schools.
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January 21, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
Teachers unions and members of the HISD Board of Trustees, who were locally elected, oppose the state takeover, but the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is appointing a new superintendent and community board for the district.
January 14, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
Empire Center Posts Data on Teachers' Compensation at SeeThroughNY.net
January 7, 2020
By Ashley Bateman
FIRE’s Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker is a searchable database of Title IX litigation.
December 27, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
University of Michigan Eliminates Its "Bias Response Teams"
December 20, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
In addition to promoting classes on climate change, the American Medical Association (AMA) now wants medical school curricula to include classes on “health economics.”
December 17, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
As private school costs increase and more Catholic schools—known historically for lower tuition costs than secular academies—close, the education marketplace is responding with innovative options.
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December 10, 2019
By Rebecca Kiessling
Editor’s note: Each month, Health Care News will be profiling a national and state-based public policy organization working to advance freedom in the health care market so that consumers and providers can all be winners.
November 13, 2019
By Brandon Best
The tuition freeze is only the second in the 36-year history of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
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November 10, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Currently, the private sector is largely excluded from creating certified apprenticeship programs, which are led by unions and local and state government entities.