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Breath of Fresh Air: Teachers Stand Up Against Tenure Lawsuit, Union Bullying

It’s a special Friday. For various reasons, you probably have, or at least should have, other things...

Cheering for New Hampshire Kids to Win Their Day in (the Supreme) Court

Welcome aboard, Little Eddie’s Virtual Airlines. Yesterday we made a landing in Kansas while skillfully avoiding the...

Amy Oliver Show: Jeffco School Board Steps Forward

Jeffco school board director John Newkirk deflates some myths surrounding the new board majority’s work to raise...

How to Avoid the Munchkins: A Little Tenure Reform Advice for Kansas

The teachers union may have ordered the death of its own bill to weaken mutual consent for...

Large-Scale Class Size Reduction Doesn’t Work: More Moderation, Please

A wise person once told me: Everything in moderation… including moderation. I’ve spent years trying to make...

The Truth About Class Size Reduction: Problems, Examples, and Alternatives

Throughout the United States, class size reduction (CSR) is heralded as an effective way to improve academic...

Testing, Data Issues around Common Core Alive and Kicking in Colorado

Four weeks ago I posed the question: Are the wheels starting to come off Common Core in...

Colorado Supreme Court Will Hear Dougco School Choice Case, More Waiting Ahead

Colorado Supreme Court Will Hear Dougco School Choice Case, More Waiting Ahead The Colorado Supreme Court has announced it will hear the case of Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District -- yes, the case of the groundbreaking Choice Scholarship Program. One phase of waiting is over. With briefings to be exchanged into June and oral arguments expected for the fall, we just need to stay patient.
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The Truth About Class Size Reduction: Problems, Examples, and Alternatives

The Truth About Class Size Reduction: Problems, Examples, and Alternatives

Throughout the United States, class size reduction (CSR) is heralded as an effective way to improve academic outcomes. However, the research surrounding the effects of CSR is inconclusive at best. It is often difficult to determine the reliability of the studies conducted on the topic, and much of the research wavers between small, temporary academic gains in certain student groups and no gains at all.

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Amy Oliver Show: Jeffco School Board Steps Forward

Amy Oliver Show: Jeffco School Board Steps Forward

Jeffco school board director John Newkirk deflates some myths surrounding the new board majority’s work to raise student achievement, reward new and high-quality teachers, increase transparency, and fund students fairly.

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DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow was the featured guest (via Skype) on the March 20 edition of Choice Media’s Reform School, with host Bob Bowdon. The 22-minute video of brisk conversation focused on newsworthy K-12 education stories can be viewed below:

Covered topics included the Colorado Supreme Court agreeing to take the Douglas County school choice case, a Michigan teachers union contract that grants “special consideration” to non-Christian employee candidates, a North Carolina

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Events

Spanish-Speaking Families Celebrate School Choice at Institute

Spanish-Speaking Families Celebrate School Choice at Institute

On Thursday, January 30, more than 50 people came to the Independence Institute's Freedom Embassy for dinner and a special showing...

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Institute for Justice Attorney Touts Scholarship Tax Credit Legality

Institute for Justice Attorney Touts Scholarship Tax Credit Legality

Institute for Justice senior attorney Dick Komer presented to private school leaders, scholarship organizations, and policymakers on the legal challenges and...

Sep 20, 2013 | No comment | Read More »

Ed Center in the News

DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow was the featured guest (via Skype) on the March...

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Citizen Magazine Features Education Center Remarks on Colorado Reform Successes

The March 2014 cover story of Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine highlighted the education-themed...

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DeGrow Responds On Air to Teachers Union Tenure Lawsuit

In response to the Colorado Education Association’s public announcement that they are filing a lawsuit...

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From Human Events to Campus TV: Rounding Up Amendment 66

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow chronicled the demise of Amendment 66, the billion-dollar tax...

Nov 11, 2013 | No comment | Read More »