STEAM Rising

Slate:  “STEM already suffers from a major problem with student engagement, and the focus on changing STEM to STEAM would distract from the issue,” says NCPA Research Fellow Lloyd M. Bentsen IV in a Slate article.

Innovative Teaching Methods Key to STEM Engagement

NCPA: In order to fill the growing number of STEM openings over the next several years, schools across Texas must reevaluate how STEM subjects are taught, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV.

NCPA Announces Winners of Young Patriots Essay Contest

NCPA] The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Debate Central are proud to congratulate the winners of the Young Patriots Essay Contest: Kevin Wei, Emily Nguyen, and Isabella Penola. The Young Patriots Essay Contest is a joint effort designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively solve problems in the realm of economics and public policy through the art of writing.

Competition Essential to Solve the STEM Education Gap in U.S

NCPA: Developing a rigorous vetting process for talented teachers and opening up school choice options are paramount to engaging students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV.

Pros and Cons of Common Core: NCPA

NCPA: To update today’s NCPA Common Core report, National Center for Policy Analysis Interim President and CEO Dennis McCuistion recently interviewed a panel of experts on the formation and implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS, the experts say, were initially created to ensure consistent, high standards across states and provide clear expectations so all students, regardless of where they live in the US, graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career and life.

Another Border-Crisis Victim: Foster Kids

National Review Online: The dramatic surge in the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border could turn into a tragedy for all foster-care children, forcing them to live within a broken system that will only deteriorate under the new strain, cautioned NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie in a National Review commentary.

Learning from Teach for America

Independent Women’s Forum: NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV and Research Associate Megan Simons’ report on Teach for America underlines the need to attract and retain more talented, knowledgeable educations, according to an Independent Women’s Forum blog post.