Articles of Interest


Education Week: 10 Big Ideas in Education

January 2019

Education Week publishes a special education outlining the ten big ideas in education. 



Tax Trends Heading into 2019

Jared Walczak

The Tax Foundation looks at tax trends for 2019.


Countering the geography of discontent: Strategies for left-behind places

Clara Hendrickson, Mark Muro, and William A. Galston, November 2018

The authors argue that to expand opportunity and reduce political polarization, we need new understandings and new policies that pay attention to power and consequences of spatial dynamics. Click here to read the report.  


Fixing the Bias in Current State K–12 Education Rankings

By Stan Liebowitz and Matthew L. Kelly, November 2018

The authors create a new ranking of state education systems using demographically disaggregated achievement data and excluding less informative factors that are not directly related to learning. Click here to read. 


The Opportunity Myth

TNTP, September 2018

TNTP argues that far too many students graduate from high school still unprepared for the lives they want to lead. They enroll in college and land in remedial courses, or start jobs and discover they’re missing skills they need. To understand why, TNTP conducted a study of classrooms. They found that most students—and especially students of color, those from low-income families, those with mild to moderate disabilities, and English language learners—spend the vast majority of their school days missing out on four crucial resources: grade-appropriate assignments, strong instruction, deep engagement, and teachers with high expectations. Click here to read. 


The Condition of College and Career Readiness

ACT, 2018

This report looks at the progress of the ACT-tested 2018 US high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness.


KIDS COUNT Data Book 2018

Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2018

The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the 2018 report ranks states on overall child well-being and in four domains: (1) economic well-being, (2) education, (3) health, and (4) family and community. For 2018, the three highest-ranked states for child well-being were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New Jersey; the three lowest-ranked were Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Click to see more


Online Charter School Study

CREDO, October 2015

The Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) released a report on the academic impact of online charter schools. The report found that students in online charter schools had significantly weaker academic performance in math and reading, compared with their counterparts in conventional schools. Find out how Nevada compares to other states. Click here to read



The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2014: Nevada

ACT, August 2014

The ACT released data on Nevada the college and career readiness of test takers who graduated in 2014. The report provides data on academic achievement, opportunities for growth and student aspirations. While only 36 percent of 2014 graduates took the ACT, all 11th grade students in Nevada will be required to take the ACT beginning in 2014-15. Click to see more.