Education Research

Education freedom and student achievement: A happy marriage

This commentary from Patrick J. Wolf, Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions.; Jay P. Greene, a senior research fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education[Read More…]

Mountain States Policy Center launches ‘Education Choice Improves Outcomes’

Editor’s note: This commentary from Chris Cargill, president and CEO of Mountain States Policy Center, an independent free-market research organization based in Idaho, appeared this week on It’s all about improving outcomes for children. As President of Mountain States Policy Center, I’m proud to announce the launch of “Education[Read More…]

Report: Ohio EdChoice program’s impact on school district enrollments, finances, academics

Editor’s note: This report from Stephane Lavertu and John J. Gregg, with a foreword from Aaron Churchill and Chad L. Aldis, debuted on the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s website. School options have increased in Ohio and across the nation in recent decades. One prominent option is publicly funded scholarships that[Read More…]

Students who left traditional public schools for charters not returning after pandemic

A new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reveals three key takeaways, updating its 2021 charter school enrollment report, “Voting With Their Feet.” Titled “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic,” the report is an analysis of student enrollment trends in public schools during the[Read More…]

New report: Give every child an excellent future with education savings accounts

Editor’s note: This report from Jonathan Butcher, Will Skillman Fellow in Education, Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, and Jason Bedrick, Research Fellow, Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, concludes that education savings accounts empower parents with the ability to meet every child’s unique education needs[Read More…]

Step Up For Students survey shows Florida’s private schools may soon be full

Florida’s private schools may reach full enrollment capacity in as little as three years according to data from a survey conducted by Step Up For Students, a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer four scholarships for Florida schoolchildren. Fortunately, hundreds of schools are preparing to grow, and as[Read More…]

Buckeye Institute points to Florida families’ long-term satisfaction with education savings accounts in new report

A new policy report from an Ohio-based independent research and educational institute offers commonsense solutions for improving K-12 academic outcomes in the state, all of which center on the availability of additional education choice options. The Buckeye Institute posits in #StudentsFirst: Empowering Parents to Help Students Regain Lost Learning that[Read More…]

What can American education learn from Kenya?

Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile market when he introduced the assembly line and standardized the tools and parts to construct a car. His innovation allowed vehicles to be built cheaper, faster and with a higher quality than ever before. Flash forward more than a century, and dozens of successful industries[Read More…]