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January 08, 2014

New Orleans, New York City Top List of Friendliest Cities for School Choice

Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution released its annual report ranking 107 school districts based on how well school choice can thrive.

January 07, 2014

Poll: Americans Prefer Smaller Classes, More Technology, Before Vouchers

Americans favor smaller class sizes and technology over education reforms such as vouchers and merit pay, says a new survey.

January 03, 2014

New Year's Week Roundup of School Choice News

New York City education chancellor selected, North Carolina teachers' attitudes toward vouchers revealed, and implications of Indiana's pre-K vouchers outlined.

October 22, 2013

Survey Highlights Shortage of Job Applicants With a STEM Background

The United States lacks eligible job candidates with STEM degrees, in spite of rising demand, according to Bayer's latest Facts of Science Survey.

September 06, 2013

Math Viewed as 'Most Valuable' School Subject, Survey Finds

Math is the top pick of U.S. adults asked to name the "most valuable" subject they studied in school, according to new Gallup data. Meanwhile, science is more popular than when the question was posed a decade ago.

August 22, 2013

Surveys Don't Build Trust...Leaders Do

If surveys and the resulting process do not build relationships between the school and community through leadership, then there is no gain.

August 21, 2013

Americans Support Charters, Oppose Vouchers, Poll Finds

While nearly 70 percent of those surveyed back charter schools, the same number are against allowing public dollars to flow to private schools.

August 01, 2013

Survey Reveals Students' Motivations for Choosing MOOCs

A new survey revealed that students are motivated to enroll in MOOCs because of their interest in the specific academic topics offered, while many respondents also said they wished the courses were were offered for credit.

July 24, 2013

Black Parents in the South Favor Increased School Choice, Says New Survey

A survey of 1,700 African-American voters in four Southern states, released by a group that favors school choice, found that most want more educational options.

July 22, 2013

iPads the Mobile Technology of Choice in Schools, District Officials Say

A new survey finds that iPads are the most widely used form of mobile technology in schools today and that digital-textbook apps are in demand.

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