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What’s Wrong With Portfolio Ma...

Apr 17, 2018 by

Education reform seems to be consumed by a string of fads.  When things don’t work out, we tend to move on to the next fad without...

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The Pre-Spinning of NAEP Resul...

Apr 3, 2018 by

NAEP results are being released next week, but state departments of education have already been briefed on their results.  State...

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Did Changed Test Questions Cau...

Mar 27, 2018 by

by By Douglas J. McRae and Williamson M. Evers – Did Smarter Balanced mishandle the bank of test-questions for 2017? Test...

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Yes, School Choice *Is* Local ...

Mar 22, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – Even Homer nods. AEI’s Rick Hess and Andy Smarick both have well-earned reputations as thoughtful,...

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Arizona Teacher Pay Frustratio...

Mar 18, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – A 7-year veteran teacher teaching in Arizona’s Paradise Valley Unified School District has created a social...

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Charter Regulation Keeps Out M...

Mar 11, 2018 by

My student, Ian Kingsbury, will be presenting a paper next week at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and...

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Arizona Kids Winning in the Di...

Mar 6, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Looking through the Arizona Auditor General report on Arizona school districts, I noticed interesting...

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Lax School Policing Lets Kids ...

Mar 3, 2018 by

by Greg Forster – RealClearInvestigations carries a well reported and persuasive article by Paul Sperry documenting how Broward...

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The Rise of Indiana Open Enrol...

Feb 27, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Ed Choice’s Drew Catt created this open enrollment map of Indiana. For those squinting at their iPhones,...

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The Rising Tide in the Desert

Feb 23, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner –   Too much of Arizona’s K-12 debate focuses on inputs, too little on outputs. Some districts have been...

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Gender Gaps in College STEM Ed...

Feb 22, 2018 by

by Gema Zamarro & Lina M. Anaya – Employment in the so-called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)...

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Ziebarth Defends the Pageant

Feb 12, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – Todd Ziebarth from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has responded to criticism from yours...

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The Legacy of Andrew Coulson

Feb 9, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the tragically early passing of Andrew J. Coulson, the brilliant...

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My Charter School in Canada

Feb 5, 2018 by

Matt Ladner and Max Eden have observed that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) as well as the National...

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It’s Time for Technocratic Bea...

Feb 3, 2018 by

  by Matthew Ladner – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released their new rankings of charter school laws. I...

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Imagine No Social Mobility (It...

Jan 27, 2018 by

by Jason Bedrick – As a part of Education Week’s recent series on 10 BIG Ideas, businessman Mark Barnes made the case for...

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Remain Calm. All is Well!

Jan 23, 2018 by

Paul Peterson has an excellent interview of Mo Fiorina on Education Next regarding Mo’s new book.  This new book, like several...

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But conscience asks the questi...

Jan 16, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – JPGP reader Charles Miller, a great Texas education reformer that we lost in 2017, authored one of my...

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Education Freedom is…a Millenn...

Jan 5, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – So the recent closing of BAEO has me reflecting a bit. The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program passed in...

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The Need for BAEO’s Struggle C...

Jan 3, 2018 by

by Matthew Ladner – New Year’s Eve was the end of an era with the closing of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)....

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