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Rats Bite Children at Mismanag...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash by Jason Bedrick – Here’s a story you probably haven’t seen before:   The rodent problem was...

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Nominations Solicited for the ...

Oct 8, 2018 by

It is time once again for us to solicit nominations for the Al Copeland Humanitarian Award.  The criteria of the Al Copeland...

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New Field Trip Study

Oct 3, 2018 by

The National Art Education Association and the Association of Art Museum Directors just released a new study examining the effects of...

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Want More Art Ed? Decentralize...

Sep 17, 2018 by

I just came back from the National Convening of the Arts Education Partnership.  It was a fantastic gathering of arts advocates,...

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Grand Canyon Institute Makes V...

Sep 13, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – The double-plus good propaganda generators are at it again here in the Cactus Patch- in the latest edition...

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With Help From Some Friends

Sep 9, 2018 by

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner) Fall has arrived in an even-numbered year, which means that in addition to football there are also...

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Schooling is Starting to Catch...

Sep 6, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Over at RedefinED Jack Coons reflects on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the book Education by...

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Ed Reform Political Judgment O...

Aug 24, 2018 by

The Ed Reform Establishment tends to favor more highly regulated and targeted school choice programs.  When challenged on the merits...

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AZ Charters CeleNAEP Good Time...

Aug 21, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – The full implications of this new analysis from the Arizona Charter School Association showing that Arizona...

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Masters in Someone Else’s Home...

Aug 16, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – In the film Gandhi a crucial scene involves a meeting with British colonial overlords. At one point a...

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Education Reform 2003 to 2017:...

Jul 24, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Having had some time to reflect upon the 2017 NAEP, let’s take stock of things. In this we should keep in...

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Parents are Smart. Technocrats...

Jul 15, 2018 by

The technocratic brand of ed reform that is currently dominant is based on the premise that policy elites, guided by science, need to...

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Religious Left Baptizes the Bl...

Jul 8, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – In my latest for OCPA, I look at how Oklahoma’s religious left is baptizing the blob, including support for...

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Pass the Popcorn: That’s My Gi...

Jul 3, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – This post contains mega major spoilers. I mean it. You have been warned. Okay, let’s get the tiresome part...

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More Fake Statistics Hide Prev...

Jun 27, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – One of the many issues surfaced in Max Eden’s recent exposé on a New York City high school was how city...

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The Gates Effective Teaching I...

Jun 26, 2018 by

Rand has released its evaluation of the Gates Foundation’s Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative and the results...

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How Beneficial Is Pre-K?

Jun 18, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – That’s the question in my new policy brief from OCPA. Today the Oklahoman ran an op-ed adapted from that...

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Texas Charter Schools Enroll 8...

Jun 4, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – The Nation’s Report Card (aka the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP) released new student...

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Learning from a Study Abroad C...

Jun 3, 2018 by

Much of my recent research has focused on what students learn from field trips.  I’m inclined to believe that direct exposure to...

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DCPS: Still the Achievement Ga...

May 17, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Look ma! DCPS reform is working great as long as your parents graduated from college. The below charts are...

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