Education Research

Best of 2021: Let’s try getting back to basics as a remedy for public education’s woes

Editor’s note: reimaginED is proud to reintroduce to our readers our best content of 2021 such as this commentary from our Step Up For Students policy and public affairs colleague Patrick Gibbons. What’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings at[Read More…]

National report answers the question: Who’s afraid of school choice?

  Editor’s note: To read reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner’s take on the new EdChoice report, click here. For critics of school choice, the apocalypse has always been now. School choice supporters are still waiting. A new report,  “Who’s Afraid of School Choice?” by Jason Bedrick and Ed Tarnowksi of[Read More…]

New research shows homeschool growth across all race, income categories

Editor’s note: This analysis from Steven Duvall, director of research at the Home School Legal Defense Association, appeared recently on the HSLDA website. Recent growth in homeschooling means that families who teach their kids at home now more closely reflect the nation’s diversity. Although the description of homeschooling as primarily[Read More…]

Florida Tax Credit Scholarships lead to a rising tide

For two decades, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program has created “a rising tide of competition” that “has lifted many boats.” That’s according to researchers David Figlio, Cassandra Hart and Krzysztof Karbownik in a new report that appeared recently in Education Next, an online education magazine published by Harvard University’s[Read More…]

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor Matthew Ladner and Heritage Foundation’s Jonathan Butcher discuss education savings accounts

On this episode, Ladner and the Heritage Foundation’s Will Skillman Education Fellow discuss Butcher’s new report studying spending trends of families using North Carolina’s Education Savings Account. https://www.redefinedonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ButcherLadner_EDIT.mp3   The report shows that significantly more families in North Carolina are using their ESA money on different purchases and services than[Read More…]

The decline and fall of the American male

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that at the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women comprised 59.5% of college students, an all-time high. Men, at 40.5%, were at an all-time low, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse. The Journal also reported that U.S. colleges and universities[Read More…]

Florida again No. 3 in America in K-12 achievement

Florida, a national leader in education choice, ranks No. 3 in K-12 achievement for a second year in a row, trailing only Massachusetts and New Jersey, according to the latest rankings report from Education Week. This shouldn’t be a surprise. For one thing, Education Week based most of its 2021[Read More…]