- VICTORY! Supreme Court Upholds Education Tax Credits
Ruling in ACSTO v. Winn today, the United States Supreme upheld Arizona’s k-12 scholarship tax credit program. Under this program, individuals receive a tax cut if they donate to a non-profit scholarship fund that gives out private school tuition aid.
- A Historic Week for Parental Choice in Education, from D.C. to the Heartland
The month of March closed with a victorious week for schoolchildren and families across the nation. School choice bills passed in both Washington, D.C., and in Indiana to expand educational options for students.
- Florida Education Reforms Succeed, Spread to Other States
Moves to embrace the Florida reform model – in whole or in part – illustrate the great capacity of state leaders to look toward what works in education and modify it to meet the needs of local communities.
- Senate may alter teachers union bill to allow informal talks
Senate Republicans are instead writing an amendment that would direct school boards to hold informal talks with teachers, outside the unions. The change is meant to win votes from lawmakers who are reluctant to take away teachers’ main outlet for negotiating salaries, setting work rules and resolving differences with administrators.
- Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Impact on Elementary School Mathematics in the Central Region: Final Report
The study, Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Impact on Elementary School Mathematics in the Central Region, did not find a statistically significant impact of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (CASL) on the school-level average mathematics achievement of grade 4 and grade 5 students.
- Impact of the Thinking Reader Software Program on Grade 6 Reading Vocabulary, Comprehension, Strategies, and Motivation
The study, Impact of the Thinking Reader Software Program on Grade 6 Reading Vocabulary, Comprehension, Strategies, and Motivation, did not find a statistically significant impact of Thinking Reader on reading achievement and motivation outcomes for grade 6 students.
- Almost 40 percent of Metro teachers quit within first five years on the job
Of all Metro teachers hired just five years ago, only 62 percent still teach in the school district. Nearly eight months after the creation of ASSET, there is a potpourri of programs aimed at retaining top teachers.