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April 28, 2016

States Are Skimping on Higher Ed - Jillian Berman, MarketWatch

States are now bringing in more money per student on average than they were before the Great Recession, in large part because students and their families are contributing more to t...

April 28, 2016

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April 28, 2016

Free Tuition: A Giveaway to the Rich - Michael Hiltzik, LA Times

A lyinchpin of Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is his proposal for free tuition at public colleges and universities for all students. But who wo...

April 25, 2016

Ed Reformers, Stop Giving Parents a Pass - Hess & Robinson, RCPolicy

Kudos to state representative Gregory Holloway. The black Mississippi Democrat, a veteran legislator, has proposed a bill asking schools to grade parental involvement in their chil...

April 23, 2016

A New Wave of Education Lawsuits - Andrew J. Rotherham, US News

I'll see you in court!...

April 22, 2016

Free College: Who'd Benefit Most? - Matthew M. Chingos, Brookings

Free college is unlikely to see the light of day in today’s divided political environment, but is frequently in the news as a point of contention between the two leading cont...

April 18, 2016

Does Pre-K Work? - Katharine B. Stevens & Elizabeth English, AEI

Widely cited early childhood programs vary greatly in both design and results. The research on these programs shows neither that “pre-K works” nor that it doesn’t...

April 18, 2016

Refocus Higher Ed Oversight on Fraud - Robert Shireman et al., CAP

On January 23, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education sent a sternly worded letter to Jack Massimino, the chairman and chief executive officer of Corinthian Colleges Inc....

April 13, 2016

Newark's Education Reform Debacle - Jason Bedrick, Library of L&L

“One hundred million dollars?!?” Oprah Winfrey exclaimed incredulously as her studio audience gave a standing ovation. Sitting next to her was Mark Zuckerberg, the youn...

April 11, 2016

Closing Down Debate on Campus - Jonathan Haidt & Nick Haslam, Guardian

Last month, in the early hours, an act of traumatising racist violence occurred on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Students woke up to find that someone ha...

April 5, 2016

A "Problematic" Mural at UVA - Robby Soave, Reason

Some members of the University of Virginia community want a piece of art—a mural—censored, altered, or completely painted over because it depicts students and professors party...

April 1, 2016

Where Sanders Is Right About Scandinavia - Lexi Hudson, DC Examiner

Bernie Sanders and I may not agree on much, but when it comes to education, his plea to look to Europe and Scandinavia to inform policy holds some merit....

March 28, 2016

Ed Reform: The End of 'No Excuses'? - Sarah Garland, Hechinger Report

Several students sit around a conference table at Simon Gratz High School in North Philadelphia on a surly winter’s day, the kind that makes even the school’s draf...

March 26, 2016

How Well Are American Students Learning? - Tom Loveless, Brookings

The 2016 edition of the Brown Center Report (BCR) is number five in the third volume and the 15th issue overall. The series began in 2000, making this the fifth consecutive preside...

March 23, 2016

Higher Ed Tax Breaks and Working Families - Sebastian Johnson, CTJ

Perhaps T.S. Eliot was on to something when he deemed April the cruelest month. Spring is a mix of heady excitement and apprehension as they await word from universities across the...

March 22, 2016

When School Choice, Desegregation Collide - Patrick Gibbons, redefinED

Generations of black students fought to leave St. Louis public schools, but third-grader Edmond Lee wants to remain in his....

March 21, 2016

Bilingual Education Is Bad for the Children - Razib Khan, Unz Review

Ron Unz is running for the United States Senate. One of the major reasons is that bilingual education might be restored in California via the California Multilingual...

March 17, 2016

Inequality and the Decision to Drop Out - Kearney & Levine, Brookings

It is widely documented that places with higher levels of income inequality have lower rates of social mobility. But it is an open question as to whether this reflects a causal rel...

March 16, 2016

Our Poorly Educated Electorate - Eric Bledsoe, RealClearPolicy

When Donald Trump professed to "love the poorly educated" during his Nevada caucus victory speech, it provoked a collective gasp. But what do we mean when we say "poorly educated"?...

March 16, 2016

Students Need Investors, Not Lenders - Michael Shindler, RealClearPolicy

College tuition rates are surging, and the three-year default rate on federal student loans is 11.8 percent. To combat this crisis, Sen. Marco Rubio is encouraging Americans to ...

March 15, 2016

What Trump Got Right on Common Core - Frederick Hess, RealClearPolicy

You've got a problem when you're fact-checking Donald Trump and you wind up resorting to cheap shots. After all, even some of Trump's fans concede that he's a policy illiterate. Ye...

March 14, 2016

A New Higher Ed Financing Tool - Jon Marcus, American Enterprise Institute

Today AEI’s Center on Higher Education Reform released a paperby Jon Marcus, editor of the Hechinger Report, on a new higher-education financing tool called an income-sh...

March 12, 2016

Sanders vs. Clinton on Debt-Free College - Mark Huelsman, US News

Matt Yglesias had an interesting piece in Vox on Thursday outlining how Sen. Bernie Sanders has won him over with his plan for free tuition at public colleges and univers...

March 11, 2016

Six Ways ESSA Will Improve Assessments - Cindy Long, NEA

Standardized testing has become so ingrained into her school year that Rebecca Lippy, a fifth-grade teacher at Maryland City Elementary School in Laurel, Maryland, has a hard time ...

March 11, 2016

Race and Student Loan Debt - Fenaba R. Addo, Race and Social Problems

Taking out student loans to assist with the costs of postsecondary schooling in the US has become the norm in recent decades. The debt burden young adults acquire during the higher...

March 10, 2016

The Real Price of College - Sara Goldrick-Rab & Nancy Kendall, Century

The high price of college is the subject of media headlines, policy debates, and dinner table conversations because of its implications for educational opportunities, student and f...

March 10, 2016

Cut College Costs by Cutting Colleges Out - Tom Hartsfield, RCS

We are all aware that the cost of tuition has been rising for decades. Furious political pandering is pushing a similar bloom in the number headlines concerning the econo...

March 7, 2016

How to Improve Low-Performing Schools - Straus & Miller, CAP

The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, requires states and districts to intervene in low-performing schools using evidence-based practices. But which interventions are evidence-b...

March 5, 2016

How Textbooks Affect Student Achievement - Thomas J. Kane, Brookings

In February and March of last year, as teachers were preparing for the first administration of the end-of-year assessments from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Coll...

March 4, 2016

College Completion on the Rise - Antoinette Flores, CAP

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Education released an extensive set of higher education data containing never-before-seen metrics on student outcomes. Known as the College S...

March 2, 2016

Better Tests, Fewer Barriers - Samantha Batel & Scott Sargrad, CAP

English language learners and students with disabilities make up more than 20 percent of public school enrollment. In the 2012-13 school year, an estimated 4.4 million&nb...

March 2, 2016

Who Fired Melissa Click? Free Markets - Thomas K. Lindsay, RCPolicy

Over the last 18 months, the University of Missouri has seen the highs and the lows. In July of 2014, the Columbia campus announced record-breaking annual fundraising numbers. Then...

March 1, 2016

Due Process for Melissa Click - AAUP

The AAUP's Associate Secretary Hans-Joerg Tiede sent a letter to MU Chancellor Hank Foley urging in the strongest terms that the board of curators immediately rescind the...

February 29, 2016

Explaining Science Achievement Gaps - Paul L. Morgan, Ed Researcher

We examined the age of onset, over-time dynamics, and mechanisms underlying science achievement gaps in U.S. elementary and middle schools. To do so, we estimated multilevel growth...

February 27, 2016

The Future of Higher Education Reform - Lemke & Shughart, Cato Journal

In the 2001-02 academic year, when Richard Vedder was beginning his wrok on the causes and consequences of rising costs in higher education, the average cost of a single year at a ...

February 26, 2016

The School Choice Demonstration Project - UA Ed Reform

The School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP) is an educational research project based within the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform. The national team o...

February 24, 2016

The New Normal in K-12 Education - Hiler & Hatalsky, Third Way

In the final days of 2015, Congress ushered in a new era of federal education law, updatingNo Child Left Behind to reflect both the big lessons we’ve learned over the pa...

February 24, 2016

Maybe Giving Schools Money Does Help - Jordan Weissmann, Slate

Modern education reformers often repeat the idea that simply throwing more money at public schools isn’t enough to improve them. As the Eric Hanushek, an economist at Stanford's ...

February 24, 2016

The Problem With Free College - Samuel Goldman, American Conservative

Free college sounds terrific. Bernie Sanders has made it a central theme of his campaign. It was once the norm at our best public universities. They still do it...

February 23, 2016

Louisiana's Free College Program - Norbert Michel, Daily Signal

Several politicians have recently been offering free goodies to voters. One of the most popular of these, oddly enough, is something that several state governments have already tac...

February 22, 2016

Five Easy Steps to Improve School Testing - Max Marchitello, RCPolicy

In most public schools, the first hint of spring means that testing season is coming. Typically, these tests are neither fun to administer nor fun for students to take....

February 22, 2016

Higher Ed Funding: Starting From Scratch - Alexander Holt, New America

Imagine students attending colleges and universities around the country having their financial needs met without the use of federal loans, Pell Grants, and higher education tax cre...

February 19, 2016

Family Background and Student Achievement - Anna J. Egalite, Ed Next

On the weekend before the Fourth of July 1966, the U.S. Office of Education quietly released a 737-page report that summarized one of the most comprehensive studies of American edu...

February 17, 2016

Scoring the College Scorecard - Ben Miller, Center for American Progress

The word “voluminous” does not even begin to describe the College Scorecard. This new tool to help students and their families choose institutions of higher education, ...

February 13, 2016

Put Parents in Charge of D.C. Education - Matthew Ladner, Heritage

Although Washington, DC, public schools have made impressive strides, a great deal of work remains to be done. Congress, which has jurisdiction over the District, should establish ...

February 13, 2016

Evaluating the New Standardized Tests - Doorey & Polikoff, Fordham

Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments examines previously unreleased items from three multi-state tests (ACT Aspire, PARCC, and Smarter Balanced) a...

February 11, 2016

The Benefits of Integrated Schools - Amy Stuart Wells, Century Foundation

Research shows that racial and socioeconomic diversity in the classroom can provide students with a range of cognitive and social benefits. And school policies around the...

February 10, 2016

Obama Let Down Students at For-Profit Colleges - Ann Larson, Politico

Throughout the primary, the leading candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination have promised to take action on the $1.3 trillion student debt crisis. These calls have been ec...

February 9, 2016

Education Reform Is Working - Jonathan Chait, New York

Education-policy analysts have known for a long time that the traditional system for hiring teachers — giving them tenure after a few years, and tying their salary to years o...

February 5, 2016

Universal Pre-K Is Overrated - Kevin Huffman, Washington Post

As campaign issues go, promoting preschool for poor kids is about as close to a no-brainer as it gets among progressives....

February 5, 2016

Quality Assurance in Higher Education - Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Since 2014 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has addressed long-standing challenges around employer engagement in education and workforce systems. Through the Talent Pip...

April 27, 2016

Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

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June 6, 2013

Student Loan Fight Set in Senate

May 31, 2013

Universities Show Uneven Efforts in Enrolling Poor Students

May 31, 2013

Tea Party Groups Mobilizing Against Common Core

May 30, 2013

For Raising Students' Scores, Reading Is Harder Than Math

May 29, 2013

Loan Rates to Rise for 7 Million

May 29, 2013

Student Loan Business Sallie Mae to Split into Two Companies

May 28, 2013

States Raise Public College Budgets After Years of Cuts

May 24, 2013

House Approves Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans

May 23, 2013

Two-Year Colleges Support Poor Students, Get Less Federal Aid

May 23, 2013

House Begins Effort to Stave Off Student Loan Increase

May 23, 2013

Obama Threatens Veto

May 20, 2013

Schools Add to Students' Test Load to Refine Testing Questions

May 16, 2013

Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit

May 14, 2013

Indiana Halts Common Core Standards Implementation

May 13, 2013

House Tackles Student Loan Rates

May 8, 2013

Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Voucher Funding Unconstitutional

May 6, 2013

Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid

May 2, 2013

Chicago Charter Schools Unionize

May 1, 2013

'Parent Trigger' Legislation Fails in Florida State Senate

May 1, 2013

Rural-Urban Split Over Rewrite of No Child Left Behind Law

April 30, 2013

Turmoil Swirls Around Common Core Standards

April 30, 2013

Colleges Adopt Online Courses to Ease Burdens of Graduating

April 30, 2013

Funding Overhaul Pits Rich vs. Poor Districts in California

April 25, 2013

Study Finds There's No Shortage of U.S. STEM Graduates

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3 Advantages to Online Bachelor's D

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