Education

School Funding – Part III – The Infrastructure Bill

In a typical year, only 8-10% of school funding comes from the federal government. But that will change this year with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. With the passing of this $1.2 trillion plan, … Read More

School Funding – Part II – How School Funding Varies by Student

The topic of school funding continues to be a source of heated debate. With most of a school district’s funds coming from the state and local levels—and only a tiny fraction coming from the federal government and each state determining … Read More

School Funding – Part I – The Controversy Around School Funding

Want to start a heated debate among educators and parents? Simple. Bring up school funding, kick back, and wait.  School funding has been a hot topic for decades, and it continues to become even more controversial each year.   Virtually everyone … Read More

Charter Schools – Part III – Are Charter Schools Successful?

Charter schools give parents choice in educating their children, and that choice is important. Because it means that all schools must perform better to attract more students to their school.  That performance pressure is a huge win for families. Some … Read More

Charter Schools – Part II – Voucher Programs

While the concept has been around since the early 1970s, the charter school movement didn’t really take off until the 1990s with Minnesota becoming the first state to pass a charter school law in 1991. Like any emerging concept in … Read More

Charter Schools – Part I

While the concept has been around since the early 1970s, the charter school movement didn’t really take off until the 1990s with Minnesota becoming the first state to pass a charter school law in 1991. Like any emerging concept in … Read More

Home Schooling – Part III – Why Homeschool & How Virtual Schools Can Be a Resource

When it comes to homeschooling, there is no such thing as a typical homeschool student or a traditional homeschool experience among families. The way parents choose to homeschool is just as varied as the type of students who receive an … Read More

Home Schooling – Part II – Federal and State Requirements

What are the federal requirements when it comes to homeschooling?  Well, there are none. There are no federal requirements for homeschooling. With so many federal regulations governing the education of students in public and private schools throughout this country, it’s … Read More

Home Schooling – Part I – Understanding the Demographics of Homeschooled Students

Homeschooling in the U.S. has been around for a long time, actually since the country was founded.  However, it has received a tremendous amount of attention since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While homeschooling has always had its fair … Read More

Teacher Shortage – Part III – Adjusting to the Teacher Shortage

The teacher shortage has been slowly creeping up over the last decade, but it has really ramped up since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers who were once on the fence about staying in the field of education suddenly … Read More