Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program: A Winning Educational Partnership Print E-mail
By Andrew LeFevre   
Monday, April 14, 2014

Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program creates partnerships between parents, businesses, and scholarship organizations. These partnerships allow funding to follow students, giving children and their families choices of schools that best fit their needs.

 
Giving Arizona Children Better Opportunities in Education Print E-mail
By Jonathan Butcher   
Sunday, March 02, 2014

For 16 years, school tuition awards awards have given thousands of Arizona students more choices. This case study highlights research demonstrating that the scholarships give families across the state, including low-income families, access to private schools.

 
Live Free and Learn: A Case Study of New Hampshire’s Scholarship Tax Credit Program Print E-mail
By Jason Bedrick   
Thursday, February 27, 2014

In order to facilitate a better understanding of how STC programs work in practice, this paper summarizes the available research on STC programs in general and presents a case study on New Hampshire’s STC program in particular.

 
Virtual Blended With Traditional Learning Can Cut Costs And Help Students Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding   
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

During the 2012 legislative session, Missouri lawmakers failed to pass public school funding reform and failed to do much to address the increasing number of students trapped in failing districts. Education funding continues to consume a large share of the state budget, and public school districts receive billions in local property tax revenues. Meanwhile, student academic achievement in Missouri remains low when compared to other states.

As innovation continues to change the way we work and communicate, forms of virtual education are beginning to take hold in Missouri and elsewhere. Virtual education has been shown to reduce the costs of educating public school children, increase course diversity, and help students graduate.

 
Virtual Learning: Beyond Brick and Mortar Print E-mail
By Caitlin Hartsell   
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In recent years, federal, state, and local governments have spent increasing amounts of taxpayer money on Missouri’s public schools. Analysis of Missouri spending and test data, however, finds no relationship between increases in per-pupil expenditures and increases in student achievement. While many well-intentioned reform efforts have been unsuccessful — such as decreased class size and adopting a uniform set of curriculum standards — a few reforms have been effective.

 


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