Research & Commentary: Race to the Top, Year One
One-quarter of the states receiving part of the $4 billion in federal Race to the Top grants are in danger of losing those grants by failing to keep promises made to win them, said Education Secret
Research & Commentary: Health Insurance Exchange Sunset Clauses
States are becoming increasingly hesitant about complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by implementing a health insurance exchange.
Research & Commentary: The College Bubble
U.S. student loan debt has increased 500 percent since 1999, and the cost of college has risen 400 percent since the 1980s.
Research & Commentary: Online and Blended Learning
Two million K-12 students in the United States are enrolled in online classes this year, and full-time virtual enrollment has increased 40 percent in the past three years.
Research & Commentary: Colorado Health Insurance Exchange
Though several states have rejected federal funding for health insurance exchanges required by President Barack Obama’s health care law, the state of Colorado has accepted an $18 million federal gr
Research & Commentary: For-Profit Competition in K-12 Education
Increasing numbers of for-profit service providers have begun to enter the education sector, performing tasks from collecting and analyzing standardized test data to providing tutoring and bus serv
Research & Commentary: The FutureGen Project
In the past few decades the federal government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing the development of new energy technologies, including large-scale sequestration of carbon emitted f
Research & Commentary: U.S. Postal Service Reform
The United States Postal Service is one of the best-liked agencies of the federal government, enjoying near-universal approval of the public. But it is in deep trouble.
Research & Commentary: Amazon Taxes
Many state legislatures are pursuing legislation to force out-of-state online and catalog retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on purchases made by residents in the state.
Research & Commentary: Anti-Bullying Measures
All but three states have enacted anti-school-bullying legislation, 21 of them passing related laws in 2011. The U.S.
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