Research & Commentary: School Funding that Follows the Child
The idea of education funding following the child has several names, such as weighted student funding, backpack funding, fair-student funding, student-based budgeting, and results-based budgeting.
Research & Commentary: Civic Education
Often lost in the attention rightly paid to students’ poor achievement in math and reading is that civic knowledge and participation have been sliding for decades in the United States.
Heartland Institute Review & Commentary: Chemicals of Concern
Research & Commentary: Early Childhood Education
In November 2011, President Barack Obama restructured Head Start funding to require competitive grants for the least effective providers, to forestall congressional Republicans seeking to limit or
Research & Commentary: Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
As in all states with significant hurricane risks, windstorm coverage is expensive for people in Florida.
Research & Commentary: Michigan Safe Products Act
The Safe Children’s Product Act, introduced by Michigan state
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.
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