The Foundation for Excellence in Education just released a new interactive website to all parents, students, legislators, activists, and anyone else interested in learning how proficient their state at educating its citizens. The website is aptly named WhyProficiencyMatters.com.
Tagged: education policy
Well-designed and carefully implemented reward systems can improve student achievement in elementary schools. While young children are often intrinsically motivated, they benefit when their accomplishments, however small, are pointed out by parents and teachers and appropriately rewarded.
Most experts recognize that reward systems are especially valuable at the earliest ages to help students attain the habit of deferring gratification. Failure to develop this habit can handicap learners for the rest of their lives.
On Tuesday, May 13, the Northern Illinois Patriots , President Greg Clements, sponsored Dr. Duke Pesta, Freedom Project Education Academy Director — an online school offering a complete classical education[…]
Heartland’s Joy Pullmann has established a reputation as one of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on the Common Core education standards. Listen to her talk about Common Core on a FreedomWorks conference call.
Like The Onion®, “The Nation’s Finest New Source™,” The New York Times editorial page sometimes slides into self-parody but, Paul Krugman aside, its op-ed page is often worth reading. Such[…]
Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett is likely to win re-election this fall. But as he campaigns these last few weeks, Bennett would be wise to preempt a coming erosion in[…]
[First published in the San Antonio Express-News.] With the reassignment of his chief of staff to the Pre-K 4 SA campaign, Mayor Julián Castro has obviously learned about the collapse of public[…]
On today’s Heartland Daily Podcast … Is President Obama attempting to take over the nation’s schools? Renowned Obama scholar Stanley Kurtz (see his archive at National Review) joins Joy Pullmann to[…]
There’s nothing as satisfying as letting someone else say “I told you so” – instead of having to do it yourself. So I will let Greg Forster, one of the[…]
Jay P. Greene has written a post on his blog today that should, if there were any justice, be inscribed on letters of gold blazoned across the sky. But since[…]