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Bill Mathis examines the particular challenges faced by students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT), and suggests actions for schools and educators to take to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for this population.
In this eighth in a series of short briefs exploring current education policy issues, Bill Mathis explains the sometimes-conflicting values and proposals for making schools relevant to meeting the needs of the 21st century.
ALEC's latest "report card" grading the states is found to be more a statement of policy preferences from a market-oriented advocacy group, than an overview of research-based policies. Rather than improving education, its main purpose seems to be about shifting control to private interests.
This comprehensive study reviews 311 full-time cyber schools throughout the country, and finds serious and systemic problems including limited oversight, lagging academic performance, high dropout rates, and excessive costs.
A Mathematica study concludes that Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) students have higher test scores than non-KIPP students. However, this review finds that, though the original evaluation was carefully planned and executed, the authors may have overstated the benefits attributable to KIPP.