Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Uniform Schools Yield Uniformly Poor Results

Parents who have two or more children know how totally different children can be. Even with the same two parents, living in the same house, eating the same food, and having very similar learning experiences, children will still turn out to be different in personality, interests, and even appearance. So why would we stick with an education system that treats all children alike? Read More ›
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Dr. Keri D. Ingraham Discusses Education Innovation & School Choice on the Politically Unstable Podcast

There are pockets of amazing innovation happening around our country in K-12 education, but they are far too rare. One example of an innovative high school is West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids. The school is in its 14th year, but few people know about it nationally. It should be a national headline because it is a model that deserves replication. Read More ›
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Students Soar at Innovative West Michigan Aviation Academy

The average American annual salary is under $60,000, whereas the average annual salary of pilots is over $188,000 — $128,000 higher. Yet there is a pilot shortage. These positions do not require a college degree but instead specialized training, and the training need not wait until students complete high school. Read More ›
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A Proven High School Model to Replicate

In 2010, the doors opened to a new type of tuition-free public charter high school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Located adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, West Michigan Aviation Academy has been turning out more than just future pilots for the past 13 school years. Read More ›
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Let’s Align High School to Workforce Needs

The perceived value of higher education has been plummeting for years, yet tuition prices continue to rise at levels outpacing the increased career earning power in several fields. Combine the financial cost and the misalignment of college courses with the labor markets, and it’s no surprise that traditional higher education is on the decline. Read More ›
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Dr. Keri D. Ingraham Discusses College-Simulated Learning for K-12 on the Making the Leap Podcast

Chris and Christine Stigall from the Herzog Foundation interview Dr. Keri D. Ingraham on the Making the Leap Podcast. The conversation discusses a school model that intentionally engages parents in their children's education. Read More ›
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In Case You Missed It!

Recently Discovery Institute Fellow and American Center for Transforming Education Director Dr. Keri Ingraham joined The Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts on his show to discuss educational freedom, education entrepreneurship, innovation, and much more. Read More ›
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Union Leaders & Bureaucrats Have Long Ignored Parents’ Concerns

With families wanting other options than the traditional public school and with the passage of school choice bills, the K-12 education market is experiencing a much-needed shake up. Parents are now seeing themselves as consumers of K-12 education for their children. Read More ›
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Seattle skyline panorama at sunset, Washington, USA
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School Choice Good for Kids & for Public Schools

When it comes to innovation and advancements, Washington State has historically been a national leader. Yet the state has been painfully slow to implement change in an area where it's most critically needed — improving our K-12 education system. Read More ›
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The K-12 Virtual & Hybrid Education Enrollment Explosion

Despite the haphazard low-quality remote instruction provided by public school districts spanning the past three school years, the demand for full-time virtual and hybrid learning options has grown strong. However, there are three key differences between what the districts provided on the fly, and what is growing in popularity among K-12 students. Read More ›