Education

American Center for Transforming Education

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Pensive afro-american teenager sitting on stairs, misunderstanding with parents

School Choice (Part 2): The Great Equalizer

A common presupposition is that school choice options hurt students who remain in traditional public schools. This faulty misconception is at odds with empirical evidence that reveals students in traditional public schools benefit from improvements to their education due to choice-incentivized school competition. Read More ›
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Election Implications for Education

Although other issues, such as the economy, coronavirus, law and order (or the lack thereof), healthcare, and a host of climate-related topics, have taken center stage, the election has implications for education. Read More ›
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Staggering Learning Loss

Students fortunate enough to have their school move toward a hybrid learning model may begin to return to campus two days per week. However, many districts implementing a hybrid learning format are only allocating four days a week to some form of student learning. Why? Read More ›
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4 year old boy and smashed his piggybank at home

The Great Kindergarten Recession

Parents by the masses have opted to delay kindergarten for their five and six-year-old children. What are the ramifications for the children and our nation’s education system? Read More ›
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A humanoid robot waiter carries a tray of food and drinks in a restaurant. Artificial intelligence replaces maintenance staff. The concept of the future. 3D rendering
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The Future of Work is Coming — Will U.S. Graduates Be Ready?

Will the U.S. education system adequately prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for the future of work? Read More ›
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The Source of the Problem

Racism and police brutality are one source of the problems we are facing today, but those problems have been exacerbated by government’s failure to demand excellence in the performance of their employees and their leadership. Read More ›
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Schoolboy stands in front of the school door. Back to school.
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Children Need Education — Re-Open Now

Just last month the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that 21 percent of students enrolled in Clark County schools had no contact with the district after schools were shutdown. We cannot expect students to come back with the knowledge required to be successfully in today’s world. Read More ›
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Preparing to Reopen Schools

The American Enterprise Institute just released its Blueprint for Back to School report. The blueprint provides crucial insights that can guide policymakers, education and community leaders, and federal officials in their planning to reopen schools. We at ACTE recommend taking it further. Read More ›
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Five Ways COVID-19 Is Changing Education for Good

Recently, a Harvard prof chose to launch an attack on homeschoolers, portraying them as driven by narrow religious concerns. Given how many parents COVID-19 has forced to homeschool, the attack was, at best, poorly timed. But it usefully focused attention on the ways education needs to change in an online world. Read More ›