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The promise of free college (a...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Douglas Harris – The price of college is rising, making college feel out of reach for a rising share of Americans. Families can...

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Hidden entrepreneurs: What cro...

Sep 19, 2018 by

Sifan Liu and Joseph Parilla – Entrepreneurship—and the creative ingenuity often associated with it—is critical to regional...

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It happens here, too: Lessons ...

Sep 18, 2018 by

Dick Startz – While school was out this summer, the National Academy of Sciences published the over 300-page report, “Sexual...

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A promising alternative to sub...

Aug 17, 2018 by

Matthew M. Chingos – A central component of federal education law for more than 15 years is that states must report student...

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Accountability for early educa...

Aug 13, 2018 by

Susanna Loeb – Early childhood education in the United States is tangle of options—varying in quality, price, structure, and a...

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Clusters of black STEM graduat...

Aug 7, 2018 by

Andre M. Perry – When demographers and pundits talk about the United States transitioning in the future to a minority-white...

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Tax credits can help high-pove...

Aug 2, 2018 by

Dick Startz and Kate Walsh – Today, the federal government provides about 9 percent of the funding for K-12 public schools. The...

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Europe is aging—it’s high time...

Jul 27, 2018 by

Christian Bodewig – The old world is getting older. The populations of European Union (EU) countries are aging and shrinking....

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Gender assumptions that challe...

Jul 26, 2018 by

Hawah Nabbuye – Uganda has made significant progress in promoting girls’ education in recent years. Policies improving access...

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Evidence on New York City and ...

Jul 20, 2018 by

Susan M. Dynarski – New York City is wrestling with what to do with its exam schools. Students at Stuyvesant, Bronx Science,...

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The 2018 Brown Center Report o...

Jul 10, 2018 by

This year’s Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the 17th issue overall since its beginning in 2000. The 2018 edition...

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One charter school network’s p...

Jul 2, 2018 by

Brian Gill – As the latest Brown Center Report on American Education usefully reminds us, the original purpose of public...

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A portrait of civics education...

Jun 28, 2018 by

Louis Serino – American schools found themselves immersed in politics this year. A wave of anti-gun violence demonstrations...

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What about the boys? Educating...

Jun 20, 2018 by

Nora Fyles – When I first began hearing the comment “what about the boys” in discussions about girls’ education I dismissed it...

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Why the recent Facebook/Cambri...

Jun 7, 2018 by

Saro Mohammed, Ph.D. – When 80 million Facebook users’ data were found to be in the hands of Cambridge Analytica, users of the...

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Talking with children matters:...

May 29, 2018 by

“Home is where our story begins…” so the argument that a child’s early experiences at home perpetuate social inequality is...

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Did tenure reform in Florida a...

May 21, 2018 by

We examine the elimination of teacher tenure in Florida to better understand how job protections for teachers affect students.  We...

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The financial stress of teachi...

May 14, 2018 by

Susanna Loeb – This report highlights the financial stress facing teachers in regions of fast economic growth and high property...

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Who is in special education an...

May 11, 2018 by

New evidence from the National Survey of Children’s Health Nora Gordon, Elizabeth Setren – This report brings data from the...

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Is the high school graduation ...

May 7, 2018 by

Mark Dynarski – It was only 10 years ago that the country adopted a standard for measuring its high school graduation rate. The...

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