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Homeschooling is a growing trend in America. Children learning at Woodlands Nature Station in Kentucky. Land Between the Lakes KY/TN

Here’s how homeschooling is changing in America

The number of homeschoolers in America is growing. Who are these new homeschoolers and what's the impact on the public school system?

Do kids who grow kale eat kale?

School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
Should the government both manage and regulate school systems in Australia? from

Why education departments should be broken up

Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes? Lower Columbia College (LCC)

Do school vouchers improve results? It depends on what we ask

A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
The atmosphere in classrooms in Finland is more relaxed. Jari Sjölund

Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy?

October 5 is World Teachers' Day. How about paying some attention to how teachers experience their work? Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy when compared to those in the US?
Is the data correct that there are fewer bullies in elite schools, or is something else at play? FoxSchumacher/Flickr

Is your child less likely to be bullied in a private school?

Recent survey data revealed that twice as many parents of public school students reported their children had been bullied compared to private school parents.

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