Education

Common Misperceptions

Naysayers are often unaware of what goes on in Common Core classrooms.

The Common Core is Passable in Theory but Problematic in Reality

The way the Common Core has been implemented undermines the value that could come from robust educational standards.

Stay the Course, or Turn the Page?

Common Core’s dual, social and technocratic, nature creates hurdles for political reform.

The Common Core is a Remedy Worse than the Disease

It is time to dump the Common Core and its counterproductive high-stakes testing.

Common Core Creates Professional Possibilities

Common Core educational standards can bring students and the teaching profession to new heights.

Making Student Loans More Affordable

Federal government expected to expand popular student loan repayment plan.

When 1+1+1 Doesn’t Add Up

Conflating testing and evaluation with education standards threatens Common Core.

Improving Federally-Funded Youth Programs

Agency proposes new standards for homeless and runaway youth programs receiving federal grants.

Indiana Becomes First State to Abandon “Common Core” Educational Standards

New state law requires Indiana to establish its own education standards and benchmarks.

Free Lunch for All

Proposed rule would extend free lunch to all students in qualifying schools.

Department of Education Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan

Agency issues draft focused on closing achievement gap and leading the world.

Are Colleges Exploiting Their Tax-Exempt Status?

An IRS multi-year study finds compliance issues with the tax returns of several colleges.