Research & Commentary: Teacher Evaluations
Taxpayers and state governments are increasingly acting on the principle that teachers should receive evaluations of their work, to measure their effectiveness and ensure better education for stude
Research & Commentary: High-Stakes Tests and Cheating in Atlanta
An investigative report from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office charges 178 Atlanta Public Schools teachers and administrators with falsifying students’ state standardized tests.
Teachers receive job evaluations much like workers in other professions; except the “satisfactory” rates for teaching usually lie somewhere in the high 90th percentiles, according to an Education N
Research and Commentary: Blaine Amendments
Thirty-eight states have Blaine Amendments to their constitutions, which prohibit public dollars from supporting religious private schools.
Research & Commentary: National ‘Common Core’ Curriculum Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, supported and created by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, sets grade-by-grade content requirements for K–12
Research & Commentary: National and State Standardized Tests
As Congress gears up to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the largest federal law on education, and various school districts display the fruits of the act’s mandated testing, experts have begun to
Research & Commentary: Early Learning Challenge
Under the federal government’s "Early Learning Challenge" for state early education and childcare programs, states will offer a proposal, then follow through if they win a grant.
The Indiana School Scholarship Act (House Bill 1003): Commentary and Analysis
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Corrections to Fiscal Note for Taxpayers’ Savings Grants Program
Policy Tip Sheet No. 7 - Texas Taxpayers’ Savings Grants
Texans face the daunting challenge of balancing the state’s biannual budget. The Republican-controlled legislature and Gov.
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