The Takeaway policy briefs offer its readers concrete ideas to take away and integrate into their thinking about a policy problem or current event. It features concise, non-technical analysis, thoughtful policy discussion, and practical recommendations on the key issues facing decision makers.
The Charles Blaschke Education Technology Archive holds the collected business and personal research papers of Mr. Charles Blaschke, the President and Founder of Education Turnkey Systems, Inc. (TURNKEY). TURNKEY has been offering technology-related services to education firms and education agencies since 1969, and the collection of Mr. Blaschke’s papers provides researchers with rare, historical documentation on the evolution of Federal support for K-12 education (esp. Title I funding) and Federal education technology policy.
To request access to the archived materials, contact: Dr. Lori L. Taylor.
TXSmartSchools.org is an online resource which uses academic, financial, and demographic data to create apples-to-apples measures of academic progress and cost effectiveness. The goal is to improve education by identifying Smart Schools that produce high academic achievement while also maintaining cost-effective operations, and then highlighting their successful practices.
TXSmartSchools.org is built on the foundational work of the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) launched by Susan Combs during her tenure as Texas Comptroller. The Texas Smart Schools initiative is sponsored by Texans for Positive Economic Policy and administered by the Mosbacher Institute and Texas A&M University.