incentives

Chicago Schools Give Parents Gift Cards As Incentive to Stay Involved

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate?

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Wisconsin Author Wins New Public-School Alumni award

Michael Perry, a humorist, musician and pig farmer from New Auburn, Wisc., has been awarded the new "distinguished public-school alumni" award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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Student Test Scores Should Be Used to Rate Teachers in Teams: Study

Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an economics professor at the University of Chicago.

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A letter from Disney

Toward a More Perfect Union

At last, teachers' unions are beginning to support bold school reform.

Do Economic Rewards Work?

The jury is still out.