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1 Sensible School Start Times: An Inexpensive Policy for Achievement and Health Nathaniel Bechhofer, George Mason University
Later school start times for students attending Fairfax County middle and high schools would enhance both academic performance and student health at costs lower than other policies with benefits of a similar magnitude
2 Discouraging Discriminatory College Admissions: The Case for Reporting Need-Sensitivity Liam Grace-Flood, Wheaton College
To help applicants navigate the deceptive world of college admissions, the U.S. Department of EducationCollege Scorecards should publish data on need-sensitivead missions.
3 Cognitive Enhancement Through Multilingualism: Empowering Students Through Elementary Dual-Language Immersion Joshua Kemp, City College of New York
New York State should incentivize early foreign language instruction through a statewide dual-language immersion education program so that elementary students may receive the benefits multilingualism provides.
4 Increasing Awareness at Cornell: Diversity Courses as a Graduation Requirement Stephanie Hahm, Cornell University
Cornell University should require undergraduates to take courses exploring ethnic, cultural, religious, and gender diversity. This requirement will engage students with conversations about diversity and prepare them for a multi-cultural society.
5 Cognitive Enhancement Through Multilingualism: Empowering Students Through Elementary Dual-Language Immersion Joshua Kemp, City College of New York
New York State should incentivize early foreign language instruction through a statewide dual-language immersion education program so that elementary students may receive the benefits multilingualism provides
6 Alleviating Public School Finance Inequities: Funding According to Student Characteristics Christine Kil, University of Georgia
Georgia should implement student-based budgeting base don student characteristics to ensure equitable, fully funded education.
7 Closing the Achievement Gap: Elementary Second Language Education in Philadelphia Schools Laura Pontari, University of Georgia
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) should create a partnership between Philadelphia public universities and the School District of Philadelphia to provide second language education for elementary school students.
8 Promoting Success for English Learners: Dual-Language Immersion in Georgia
Rahul Shah, University of Georgia
Georgia should subsidize the implementation of magnet dual-language immersion programs in public schools to support the academic achievement of English learners
9 Project based Learning In Philadelphia Paul Selling, Georgetown University
The Philadelphia School District should switch from a traditional, test-based learning model to a project-based learning model to better educate students
10 reviving Our Roots: Reconnecting Teens to Agriculture Elizabeth Wilkes, University of Georgia
The American farmer is growing older, the American agricultural system is unsustainable, and the American teenager is not interested in farming. High schools at the rural–urban interface should implement farmer development
programs to address these nationwide issues while strengthening communities.