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Read the latest news articles and press releases about Bellwether below.

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

Pilot programs show that electric buses, pricey today, offer long-term savings and crucial learning opportunities.

Bonnie O'Keefe

For the past 20 years, only about 10% of students walked or biked to school. Back in 1969, that number was over 40%. We make a case for dedicated infrastructure and investment to help more students walk or bike to school and reap environmental, safety, and health benefits.

Katrina Boone

Reframing learning objectives and outcomes in the geographical, historical and local context of indigenous groups

Juliet Squire
Victoria Bell

How Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship program improves access to private school education and how financial aid from private schools helps fill the gap between average scholarship amounts and average tuition. 

Justin Trinidad

Work-study, digital curricula and building homes: how some private K-12 schools are raising revenue to keep tuition low for students who need it.

Jennifer O'Neal Schiess

The North Carolina General Assembly should revisit pre-K funding as it rewrites the recently vetoed state budget bill. The state could and should more fully leverage this valuable asset to drive improved outcomes for North Carolina’s children.

Brandon Lewis

While teacher designed assessments can be more beneficial to student learning than commercially prepared assessments, teacher survey data suggests that most teachers don’t feel they have the appropriate skills to design high-quality assessments

Bonnie O'Keefe

There's a lot of room for improvement in the way we do standardized tests. Some states are experimenting with innovative approaches.

Justin Trinidad
Tanya Paperny

Despite the concentration of rural students in Kentucky, education reform efforts continue to focus almost exclusively on two of the largest school districts in the state.

Kelly Robson

Looking at Georgia’s student enrollment and test score data, funders need to focus on the communities outside of metro Atlanta if they want to improve education for a lot of high-need kids.