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Stanford researcher finds vouchers don't improve student achievement

Proponents of school choice claim that voucher programs – which allow parents to use state education funds to enroll their children in private schools – promote learning by providing access to different types of schools and by fostering competition that motivates public schools to improve.

But there’s no evidence that voucher programs significantly increase test scores, according to a new report by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Martin Carnoy.

Living Classroom grows lessons for next-gen science standards


Providing local students with a tangible outdoor learning experience, the Living Classroom program aims to support a new generation of students who are excited about the environment.

The Living Classroom serves 9,000 students locally in the Los Altos, Mountain View Whisman and Palo Alto Unified school districts. Docents teach 1,500 lessons per year, using 44 outdoor school gardens.

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