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What if Students Can’t Pass Immigrants’ Citizenship Test? Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch It seems elementary: Before being awarded a diploma, high school students should know at least as much about their nation’s government and history as do immigrants seeking citizenship. Do they? Considerable evidence exists that appallingly large numbers [Read More...]
Teach for America a Strong Bet to Improve Chicago Student Achievement Of all of the strategies underway to improve student achievement in Chicago, leveraging the contributions of Teach for America’s teaching corps may prove the most valuable. Chicago’s students have shown modest overall gains in achievement in recent years, but progress [Read More...]
Newt Gingrich interviews Don Soifer about Blended Learning In this episode of the Breakout with Newt Gingrich podcast, Newt interviews Don Soifer, co-founder and Executive Vice President of the Lexington Institute in order to discuss blended learning. Blended learning integrates online learning with the traditional classroom model [Read More...]
How to Help Charter Schools – And Virginia Kids Richmond Times-Dispatch Following Governor McAuliffe’s announcement last month that his administration would not appeal the court ruling that Virginia’s fledgling Opportunity Education Institution (OEI) is unconstitutional, advocates for public charter schools in the commonwealth will need to look elsewhere for [Read More...]
Postal Service Competes For Package Delivery Business On The Backs Of American Letter Writers The mission of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, universal mail service. In order to ensure sufficient revenues to meet its obligations, the USPS was granted a monopoly on the delivery of [Read More...]
DC’s Students are Improving, But Not Fast Enough Daily Caller Public school students in the District of Columbia improved their proficiency rates by just 1.4 percentage points in math and less than one point in reading, District leaders announced yesterday. Overall, 54 percent scored at proficient levels in [Read More...]
Keeping The Lights On: How Electricity Policy Must Keep Pace With Technology Click here to download the full study as PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The basic functions of American society and economy are reliant upon uninterrupted access to electricity to an unprecedented degree. Meanwhile, requirements for systems that safeguard power reliability and quality [Read More...]
The True Costs of President Obama’s Student Loan Plan In June, President Obama signed an executive order intended to ease the burden of student loan repayment for millions of young Americans. The action extends to borrowers the ability to cap monthly payments for certain federal student loans at 10% [Read More...]
Celebrating History We Don’t Remember New York Post From the first hot dog to the last firework bursting over the East River, this year’s Independence Day celebrations will again demonstrate our collective pride in our nation, its traditions and its history. Too bad ever fewer [Read More...]
Why the Pledge Stands as Civics Fails Detroit News This Fourth of July, sometime between the beginning of the parade and the fireworks finale, most Americans will display a collective pride in their nation’s history. All the red, white and blue, the grand flying of flags, display [Read More...]
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