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The costs, opportunities, and ...

Apr 16, 2018 by

Executive Summary The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act substantively changed 529 college savings plans. In an effort to promote school choice,...

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How life outside of a school a...

Mar 26, 2018 by

This report presents findings from a unique partnership between the University of Michigan and the State that allowed us to match the...

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The inheritance of black pover...

Mar 24, 2018 by

Scott Winship, Richard V. Reeves, and Katherine Guyot – Black Americans born poor are much less likely to move up the income...

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Can money attract more minorit...

Mar 21, 2018 by

Michael Hansen, Diana Quintero, and Li Feng – Many education policymakers and practitioners across the country recognize the...

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The barriers that make charter...

Mar 19, 2018 by

Jon Valant and Jane Arnold Lincove – Charter schools can provide options to families who otherwise might not have them. This...

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Simplifying grants for college...

Mar 12, 2018 by

Making federal student aid programs simpler and easier for students to navigate is a key goal of efforts to reauthorize the Higher...

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A time for school choice? If s...

Mar 9, 2018 by

Johann Neem – Will we have public schools a decade from now? What will they look like? For the first time since the 19th...

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There are ways to make schools...

Mar 1, 2018 by

Michael Hansen – Last week, in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting, President Trump called for arming teachers with guns...

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Comparing what parents and the...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Jon Valant and Daniel Newark – School choice, as a type of market reform, makes schools more directly accountable to parents by...

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More students are taking on cr...

Feb 20, 2018 by

Adam Looney – Student loan debt—at almost $1.4 trillion in outstanding federal loans—has ballooned into the largest source of...

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Amazon Go store offers quicker...

Feb 19, 2018 by

Jack Karsten and Darrell M. West – The physical and digital retail worlds moved another step closer when Amazon’s concept...

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After a divisive first year, w...

Feb 16, 2018 by

Elizabeth Mann – We are just beginning the second year of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s tenure, which thus far has been...

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A Valentine’s Day card for all...

Feb 14, 2018 by

Diana Quintero and Michael Hansen – Teaching is often perceived as a family-friendly profession. This perception of teaching is...

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Gainfully employed? New eviden...

Feb 13, 2018 by

Stephanie Riegg Cellini – As the U.S. Department of Education proposes weakening the Gainful Employment (GE) rules regulating...

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American universities are losi...

Feb 8, 2018 by

Dick Startz – One year ago, I wrote on these pages: “If new border controls prevent the entry of foreign students, or simply...

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Performance pay can bring stro...

Feb 5, 2018 by

Michael Hartney – Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan once remarked: “Money is never the reason why people enter teaching,...

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The foster care system was unp...

Feb 2, 2018 by

“It turned out that I did have a lot of talent. I wouldn’t have known it if she didn’t bring it out of me. I wouldn’t have played...

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Can states lean on diverse tea...

Jan 22, 2018 by

Michael Hansen and Diana Quintero – Last month, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 14 to address the...

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New survey of minorities adds ...

Jan 15, 2018 by

Logan Casey and Elizabeth Mann – How do members of racial minority groups view public education in the U.S.? This question is...

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Baltimore students need more t...

Jan 12, 2018 by

Andre M. Perry – Broken boiler systems in Baltimore’s public schools is symptomatic of a lack of infrastructure. Broken boiler...

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