Newspaper Articles – Emily Johnston

Arizona Legislature Addressing Online Education

The Arizona legislature is considering bills to facilitate student access to online learning and to help virtual schools hold students to higher standards.

Schools Attach ‘Fat Monitors’ to Students

Missouri’s Parkway School District recently purchased 400 electronic devices to track 2,500 elementary students’ physical activity, first during gym classes this spring and possibly 24/7 after that

Schools Attach ‘Fat Monitors’ to Students [short]

Missouri’s Parkway School District recently purchased 400 electronic devices to track 2,500 elementary students’ physical activity, first during gym classes this spring and possibly 24/7 after that

IL Taxpayers Forced to Cover Teacher Pension Contributions

Teachers in nearly half of Illinois’ public school districts contribute nothing from their weekly paychecks to their pensions, according to a new study by the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI).

Study: Grade Inflation Rampant in Teacher Education Programs

Pervasive grade inflation in U.S. university education departments contributes to low standards for educators and the nation’s K-12 education decline, says a new study.

Tougher Oregon Math Tests Yield Fewer, Better Passing Scores

Oregon students did better than expected in their first go at new, tougher math tests, but the lack of an exact comparison to previous tests prompted questions about whether the state’s evaluation

Innovative Schools Shift Seat-Centered Academics

While some education reformers are focusing on performance-based incentives and curriculum changes, others are trying to shift the very structure of schooling.

Milwaukee's HOPE Schools Cut Achievement Gap

A trio of private, religious schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been closing the academic achievement gap for inner-city kids who attend the school largely using vouchers.

FTE Teaches Teachers Economics, Has Reached Roughly 43 Million Students

The Foundation for Teaching Economics enlivens high-school classrooms by educating teachers and demonstrating economic principles through real-life examples.

Oregon Revamps School System, Makes Governor Superintendent

Oregon is in the process of almost completely revamping the state’s public-school sector from kindergarten through graduate school, after passage of new legislation this summer.