States largely squandered the opportunity to create strong, innovative education plans through the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan group of independent reviewers found.
Even as our military seeks to expand in the face of growing global challenges, it’s become harder for our armed forces to find and retain qualified recruits, in part because of education. “It is estimated that only about 25 percent of Americans aged 17-24 meet the current requirements to serve.”
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Six years after the majority of states adopted higher K-12 academic standards, new data suggest proficiency among students is improving.
Many states have an "Honesty Gap" between the information available to parents and how students are actually performing.