Education Innovations in educational policies, programs, and practices


Making Kids Into “Makers”

By Kristine Wong

The new annual Inventor’s Challenge prompts children to develop their creative problem-solving skills by building something to address a problem in their community.

US States Embrace Baby Boxes

By Noël Duan

Several states are adopting the Finnish practice of distributing “baby boxes” to expectant parents—and taking the opportunity to also educate families about safe sleep for infants.

Paying Schools for Success

By Michael Downey

Advocates of US charter schools argue their model promotes innovation in the classroom. Critics worry that investors’ interests usurp those of students. Pay-for-success financing can help bridge that divide.

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