Number of Homeschooled Children Up 61.8% in 10 Years

In the ten-year period from 2003 to 2012, the number of American children 5 through 17 years old who were being homeschooled by their parents climbed by 61.8 percent, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Charters Developing Their Own Teacher Training Programs

A new report from a research organization focused on disruptive innovations has examined how charter management organizations (CMOs) in K-12 have created their own teacher education and certification programs to help create the kinds of teachers they want to hire for their schools.

Where Dropping Out Is Going Up

The percentage of high-schoolers in the U.S. who are getting their diplomas has reached record levels, and the student populations that have traditionally lagged behind—particularly poor children of color—account for much of that progress.

Report: States Not Being Honest about Student Success

Achieve today released a new report that highlights the fact that too often, state-reported proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA)/literacy and mathematics are disconnected from other benchmarks of readiness and vary widely from state to state.

Report: Improving Basic Ed Can Boost Economy by $27 Trillion

For years, American students have lagged behind those in other nations in basic reading, math and science skills, and a new report suggests raising the bar could result in economic gains of more than $27 trillion over the next several decades.

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