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Vouchers Versus Reform in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee recently signed into law (updated May 24) a plan for education savings…

Parsing the Plan to Expand D.C.’s Voucher Program

The Heritage Foundation recently released a report championing the District of Columbia’s Opportunity Scholarship…

Teacher Absenteeism, Substitute Shortages, and Student Achievement

Albany Times Union reporter Bethany Bump recently published a story about absent teachers leaving local school…

The Facts About D.C.’s Teacher Reforms

Mark Simon, a longtime teacher union activist, argues in a recent Washington Post op-ed that…

What Works to Combat Chronic Absenteeism

A recent piece published by the Brookings Institution, Chronic Absenteeism, An Old Problem in…

Mining Chronic Absence Data for More Insights

A growing number of states are adopting chronic student absenteeism as a school accountability metric…

Denying the “School Choice Deniers” Argument

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial suggests that research proves the benefits of private school choice.

Parsing Betsy DeVos on the Education Budget

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos greeted the release of President Donald Trump’s preliminary fiscal year…

Diane Ravitch’s Problematic Polemics

Diane Ravitch is a former education historian and federal education official who in recent years…