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Learning to Be Watched: Surrveillance Culture at School

Schools now routinely direct children online to do their schoolwork, thereby exposing them to tracking of their online behavior and subsequent targeted marketing. This is part of the evolution of how marketing companies use digital marketing, ensuring that children and … Continue reading

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Virtual and Blended Learning Schools Continue to Struggle and to Grow

Report Key Takeaway: Increasing numbers opting for online and blended learning schools despite evidence of poor performance.   BOULDER, CO (April 20, 2016) – The fourth edition of the National Education Policy Center’s annual report on online and blended learning … Continue reading

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National Education Policy Center Announces 2015 Bunkum Award

The National Education Policy Center is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Bunkum Award, recognizing the think tank whose reviewed work best captures the true spirit of bunk, starring in a feature report. The National Education Policy Center … Continue reading

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The Lucrative Side of Charter Schools

      Key Brief Takeaway: New report puts first pieces together on how charter schools are profiting through the privatization of public assets  BOULDER, CO (December 10, 2015) — One of the less-noticed elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act is the authorization … Continue reading

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NEPC Announces the 9th Annual Bunkum Awards

The National Education Policy Center is pleased to announce the deserving winners of the 2014 BUNKUM AWARDS, recognizing the lowlights in education research over the past year. This marks our ninth year of handing out the Bunkums, and—judging by the … Continue reading

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NEPC Report Urges Caution on Equating Technology in Schools with Personalized Learning

BOULDER, CO (Nov. 24, 2014) – The use of computers in the classroom – or even instead of classrooms – has generated renewed enthusiasm in influential circles. Advocates of significantly advancing the practice often refer to greater reliance on computer-based … Continue reading

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Press Release: Policymakers Should Disregard New School-District Consolidation Report

Contact: William J. Mathis, 802-383-0058, wmathis@sover.net Craig Howley, 740-590-8612, howleycb@gmail.com Jerry Johnson, 904-620-1804, jerry.johnson@unf.edu BOULDER, CO (August 26, 2013) –The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently released a report intended “to spark a conversation” about closing and consolidating small school … Continue reading

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