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60 years after Brown v. Board ...

Nov 21, 2017 by

The Center for Children Families examines how closely America’s traditional public and charter schools resemble their...

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New evidence that students’ be...

Nov 13, 2017 by

Susana Claro and Susanna Loeb – Responding to the need to look beyond test scores to measure school quality, an increasing...

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AI should worry skilled knowle...

Nov 9, 2017 by

Makada Henry-Nickie – Last year, two massive firms, FoxConn and Walmart, announced that they would be replacing 60,000 and...

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The education melting pot?

Nov 3, 2017 by

Dick Startz – While education is largely oriented toward teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic—and other academic...

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A look at Pell Grant recipient...

Oct 27, 2017 by

The federal government provides nearly $30 billion in grant aid each year to nearly 8 million students from lower-income families...

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Online schooling: Who is harme...

Oct 27, 2017 by

Susan M. Dynarski – Online courses have the potential to improve instruction at every level of education. Adaptive online...

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The costs of misusing test-bas...

Oct 24, 2017 by

Jon Valant – n his new book, “The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better,” Daniel Koretz, a Harvard professor with...

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Teacher diversity gaps hit clo...

Oct 24, 2017 by

Last month, we kicked off a series focused on diversity in the public teacher workforce with an article looking at patterns and...

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Five reasons why “downtown uni...

Oct 12, 2017 by

Scott Andes – The value of the nation’s higher education system is usually expressed as just that—education. But while the...

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Thinking “beyond the box”: The...

Oct 2, 2017 by

Judith Scott-Clayton – Michelle Jones is in the middle of an unusual transition: she is beginning a Ph.D. program in History at...

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3 ways to link girls’ educatio...

Sep 28, 2017 by

Recent incidents of severe weather and flooding in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, the United States, and the Caribbean are once again...

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Do public school teachers make...

Sep 11, 2017 by

Michael Hansen and Diana Quintero – Teachers fill critical roles in our public education system, with far-reaching effects on...

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Trump’s apprenticeship initiat...

Aug 29, 2017 by

Richard V. Reeves – In policy wonk circles, there is a something of a knee-jerk reaction to a Trump proposal. The President...

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Brain matter matters: Should w...

Aug 22, 2017 by

Sarah Paterson, Andres S. Bustamante, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff – The case is clear: Investments in...

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Investing in the next generati...

Aug 17, 2017 by

Bruce Katz and Ross Tilchin – The American dream is built on the promise of upward social mobility. In the middle of the 20th...

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Is social inclusion happening ...

Aug 9, 2017 by

Maria Cristina Osorio Vázquez – In Mexico, the opportunity to attend primary school is nearly equal for girls (49 percent) and...

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Winners and losers in Presiden...

Aug 7, 2017 by

Jason Delisle and Alexander Holt – President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first...

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Teachers’ salaries: Too many b...

Jul 24, 2017 by

Jishnu Das – Despite an influential view that countries should increase teachers’ wages sufficiently to be able to attract top...

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Some schools much better than ...

Jul 21, 2017 by

David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik – Executive summary Recent research demonstrates that the test score gap between...

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Multi-racial adolescents show ...

Jul 18, 2017 by

Jonathan Rothwell – The stark, stubborn race gaps in educational achievement undermine the American promise of equal...

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