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  • Are State Education Rankings Accurate?

    Are State Education Rankings Accurate?0

    • January 16, 2019

    State education rankings are commonly used in conversations about the U.S. education system. One of the most popular ranking systems is from the U.S. News and World Report.  The Cato Institute conducted a study which focused on the U.S. News and World Report’s education measurement, and set out to assess the bias behind this ranking

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  • The Fight for the Best Charter Schools in the Nation

    The Fight for the Best Charter Schools in the Nation0

    • January 10, 2019

    The recently released book by Cara Stillings Candal, The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation, examines the case of charter schools in Massachusetts. Candal is an education policy expert and a senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute with an extensive background in education policy. In her book, she discusses the success

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  • How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools?

    How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools?0

    • November 19, 2018

    Most of us remember where we were on the day of the Columbine massacre—almost two decades ago. How Do We Stop Bullying and Violence in Schools? Like so many of the challenges within K-12 education, it is a complex subject. The Independence Institute recently hosted a presentation by two organizations that are making a difference.

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  • New Colorado Report Reveals Public School Open Enrollment Trends

    New Colorado Report Reveals Public School Open Enrollment Trends0

    • November 13, 2018

    Colorado has been a leader in public school choice for decades. Legislative bills to allow students to cross neighborhood school zones and school district boundaries were first introduced in the late 1980s. Legislation passed in 1990 and 1994 to open the doors to a new public school choice frontier. Ready Colorado, an education reform organization,

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  • New Teacher Evaluation Systems are Improving Student Outcomes

    New Teacher Evaluation Systems are Improving Student Outcomes0

    • November 6, 2018

    [This article was originally posted by little Eddie on our education blog, EdIsWatching.org] An October 2018 report examines how initially controversial teacher evaluation systems have led to improved student outcomes. The report, Making a Difference: Six Places where Teacher Evaluation Systems are Getting Results was published by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The study

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  • Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report on Colorado’s Blaine Clauses

    Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report on Colorado’s Blaine Clauses0

    • October 4, 2018

    A newly released report entitled “The Colorado Constitution’s No Aid To Sectarian Institutions Clause and its Impact on Civil Rights,” examines the origins of the Colorado Constitution’s No Aid Clause (known as Blaine Amendments), and the historical and modern applications. The report was authored by members of the Colorado Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil

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