Public Education
Maine’s once-great public schools have fallen behind, research reveals

Once the premier state for public education, Maine has since fallen to below the middle of the pack. The Maine Policy Institute (MPI) set out to discover why. Its new… Read More

April 24, 2024
Public Education
Report: Parents seek fake mental health labels to boost children’s scores on standardized tests for Ivy League schools

Teens attending elite prep schools are being allowed to have extra time to complete SAT and ACT admission tests, with the help of fake mental health diagnoses.  At least that’s… Read More

April 2, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee’s 2022-23 report card reveals mediocre outcomes

The Tennessee Department of Education has released its 2022-23 report card, detailing the mediocre outcomes of public education. “The updated State Report Card shares powerful data about Tennessee’s public schools… Read More

April 1, 2024
Public Education
Report: K-12 student funding rose, test results haven’t in West Virginia

(The Center Square) – West Virginia inflation-adjusted education funding per student grew from $12,351 in 2002 to $14,163 per student in 2020, according to a new report from Reason Foundation. Read More

March 1, 2024
Study: Homeschoolers learn more in fewer hours, compared to their public-school peers

How much of an entire day in public school is spent on actual education? Studies suggest it’s about 16 minutes per hour, which could explain why homeschool students can pack… Read More

February 13, 2024
Public Education
Wisconsin skews report card to hide low-performing schools, critics say

Wisconsin just released its 2022-23 education report card, which boasts 94% of its districts are performing at or above state expectations. But experts say the data is skewed. According to… Read More

February 9, 2024
Public Education
Dartmouth brings back standardized tests after extensive admissions study

Dartmouth College has become the first Ivy League school to reinstate standardized testing after its own study showed test-optional policies did more harm than good. Dartmouth… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Missouri public education still playing catch-up, says latest report card

Newly released data from Missouri reveals that one in six school districts fall short of meeting new state accreditation standards. The 2023 annual performance report, which… Read More

December 19, 2023
Public Education
Grade inflation reaches Ivy League as Harvard reports scores are up 20 percentage points in just 10 years

Grade inflation is bolstering the GPAs of Harvard students despite no corresponding uptick in their performances, says a Harvard dean. Nearly 80% of grades given in the 2020-21 academic year… Read More

October 13, 2023
Public Education
Minnesota school test scores plummet, chronic absenteeism skyrockets as bureaucrats throw money at problems

Chronic absenteeism in Minnesota’s public schools has skyrocketed from 15% to 70% in just four years. “We will not shy away from what the data are telling us. These results… Read More

October 3, 2023
Public Education
Despite plummeting test scores, most public school parents wrongly believe their student is at or above grade level

While the academic decline during and since the COVID-19 pandemic is now widely known, most parents don’t realize how much their own children are struggling. The 2022 NAEP scores ranked… Read More

September 18, 2023
Public Education
Report: More Ohio students score at lowest levels on state tests

(The Center Square) – Nearly a quarter of Ohio students scored at the lowest level on state performance tests in 2022, which rose to nearly one-half in other districts, according… Read More

April 25, 2023
Public Education
Nebraska students’ test scores continue their decline, but not as swiftly as some other states

Nebraska 4th and 8th grade students fared better on standardized math and reading tests last year than students in many other states, but celebrating the… Read More

October 26, 2022