K-12

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College Campus Protests Are a Byproduct of K-12 Education

Tent encampments, violent protests, and defiant students are taking over the campuses of many of America’s most prestigious higher education institutions. In some cases, Jewish students have been forced to leave mid-semester, classes have been canceled or moved to remote only, and buildings have been barricaded by pro-Palestinian protesters. 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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K-12 Hybrid Schooling Is in High Demand

Polling data reveals that 49% of parents would prefer their child learn from home at least one day a week. While 10% want full-time homeschooling, the remaining 39% of parents desire their child to learn at home one to four days a week, with the remaining days attending school on-campus. Read More ›
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A children’s protest in which a girl speaks through a megaphone giving a message of non-violence at a demonstration for peace and the eradication of conflicts,copy space

Public School District Spent Quarter of a Million Dollars on ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Teacher Training

Instead of effectively equipping educators to teach students to read and do basic math, the Hayward Unified School District in the Bay Area of California reportedly spent $250,000 on ‘Woke Kindergarten’ teacher training. Read More ›
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Keri D. Ingraham: College-Simulated Learning for K-12 on the Making the Leap Podcast

Chris and Christine Stigall from the Herzog Foundation interview Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and American Center for Transforming Education Director 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, outlined in her recently released policy brief: College-Simulated Learning for K-12.

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Indian father teaching or helping the son for reading from book at home - concept of Parental Guidance, home education and Tutoring Sessions.

If Your Kid Can’t Read This, Thank a Teachers Union

The 2022-2023 school year, close to 10 percent of nation’s K-12 students did not attend classes on the average day, The New York Times‘ David Leonhardt reported in his newsletter. A quarter of students are chronically absent. “That’s a vastly higher share than before COVID.” Read More ›
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Young parents with their daughter holding American flag in countryside at sunset. Independence Day celebration

Families Want Educational Freedom

Families with children in public schools are restricted to a specifically assigned school based on home address — even if another public school is a better fit. Removing that artificial barrier in order that there are “no more lines” in public education should be a priority. Read More ›
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School Leaders Can Mitigate the Teacher Hiring Crisis

The teacher-hiring crisis is far from over. High teacher-turnover rates are outpacing the sharp decline in student enrollment numbers in K-12 public schools. Read More ›