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May 22, 2015

Common Core and Classroom Instruction - Tom Loveless, Brookings

This post continues a series begun in 2014 on implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  The first installment introduced an analytical scheme investigating CCSS impl...

May 21, 2015

An Ambitious Plan to Make College Free - Alice Ollstein, ThinkProgress

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants to see a “revolution” in higher education funding....

May 21, 2015

The Race and Class Bias of Student Debt - Mark Huelsman, Demos

Today, taking out loans is the primary way individuals pay for college—a major shift in how our nation provides access to higher education. While concerns about the growth in...

May 20, 2015

Study: 18.6 Percent of Freshmen Women Assaulted at NY School -

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May 19, 2015

Have We 'Disinvested' in Public Schools? - Matthew Ladner

It is a shame that the only thing that seemed to draw headlines from a recent panel discussion on poverty including President Obama was a silly throw away line about Fox News. The ...

May 19, 2015

Higher Ed Cuts Hurt Students, the Economy - Michael Mitchell, RCPolicy

As students don caps and gowns for college graduations across the country this month, it's a good time to take stock of state higher-education systems — and unfortunately, the ne...

May 18, 2015

Student Reports of Bullying - Deborah Lessne & Melissa Cidade, NCES

These Web Tables use data from the 2013 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to show the relationship between bullying and cyber-bullying...

May 15, 2015

States' Test Scores Are Misleading - , Achieve

Achieve today released a new report that highlights the fact that too often, state-reported proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA)/literacy and mathematics are ...

May 14, 2015

Teacher Turnover Is Lower Than You Think - Cindy Long, NEA

New teachers are sticking with the job far longer than previously reported, according to a new study by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). While previous rep...

May 14, 2015

For-Profit Colleges: Gateway to Work - Judah Bellin, City Journal

In January, President Obama announced an initiative to make two years of community college free for students who maintain good grades and stay on course to graduate. The proposal, ...

May 12, 2015

The State of Preschool - National Institute for Early Education Research

The 2014 State Preschool Yearbook is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Y...

May 12, 2015

How to Get Girls Hooked on Coding - Mary Ellen Flannery, NEA

Less than 20 percent of the high school students who took the AP computer science exam in 2013 were girls, and just 12 percent of computer science graduates are women. (Even fewer ...

May 12, 2015

How Liberals Have Ruined College - Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast

The root of nearly every free speech infringement on campuses across the country is that someone—almost always a liberal—has been offended or has sniffed out a potentia...

May 11, 2015

End of Predatory For-Profit Colleges? - David Halperin, Republic Report

Even if predatory for-profit college companies can hang on for a period, restoring revenues while retaining their abusive practices, the era where they blatantly and arrogantly rip...

May 9, 2015

No Inequality Left Behind - Andrew J. Rotherham, US News & World Report

For the past several years, economic inequality grabbed headlines, sparked protests and spurred Americans to ask hard questions about the structure of opportunity in our society. I...

May 9, 2015

Debt-Free College: Not Just a Boon to the Rich - Mark Huelsman, Demos

There has been much joy in progressive circles this week, as Hillary Clinton’s campaign has floated an embrace of debt-free higher education, following broad statem...

May 8, 2015

Fiorina Misleads on Student Loans - Lori Robertson, FactCheck.org

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gave a misleading description of the options available for college students who need loans to pay for their education. She said the ...

May 7, 2015

Pulling Up the Higher Ed Ladder - Robert Hiltonsmith, Demos

In today’s competitive economy, nothing is more important than getting a college education. Yet college tuition costs in the U.S. have been increasing at a breakneck pace, ma...

May 7, 2015

Does Education Make People Earn More? - Francie Diep, Pacific Standard

People's level of educational attainment is more strongly tied to their wealth than ever, according to a new report. But it's not so straightforward: There seems to be a ...

May 5, 2015

Supply, Demand, and School Choice - Michael Q. McShane, AEI

School choice is an education reform premised on a simple proposition: give families more choices, and they will find schools that best fit their children’s needs. In short, ...

May 4, 2015

Why Classroom Diversity Matters - Jeanne L. Reid et al., Century Foundation

Over the past decade, public investments in early childhood education have increased, and policymakers have focused on creating high-quality, sustainable preschool programs. Howeve...

May 4, 2015

School Closures and Student Achievement - Churchill & Petrilli, Fordham

Bad schools rarely die. This was the conclusion of Fordham’s 2010 report Are Bad Schools Immortal?, which discovered that out of two thousand low-performing schools acro...

May 1, 2015

'College for the Masses': Merits and Limits - Nick Bunker, Equitable Growth

The relative importance of education and skills to the rise in U.S. economic inequality is a widely debated issue. One of the questions at the core of this debate is how much would...

April 30, 2015

Beyond College Rankings - Brookings Institution

The choice of college is among the most important investment decisions individuals and families make, yet people know little about how institutions of higher learning compare along...

April 29, 2015

America's Future Educators - ACT

In this report, ACT looks specifically at students expressing an interest in education as a profession....

April 28, 2015

The Cost of School Drug Testing - Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

Twenty-thousand dollars could do a lot for a typical cash-strapped school district. You could renovate a classroom, or hire a part-time teacher's aide, or buy some computers or a w...

April 28, 2015

Kansas Tax Cuts: The Fallout - Michael Kranish, Boston Globe

Beryl New, the principal at Highland Park High School, adorns her office with photographs of the civil rights struggle, from the scene of Little Rock riots to Martin Luther King&rs...

April 24, 2015

Teens Who Drop Out to Work - Molly M. Scott et al., Urban Institute

Graduating from high school is vital to young people’s life chances. Much of the current policy conversation around helping youth stay the course focuses on disconnected yout...

April 23, 2015

The Upwardly Mobile Barista - Amanda Ripley, The Atlantic

Mary Hamm was in pain, though it was hard to tell. She bustled around the Starbucks, pouring drinks, restocking pastries, and greeting customers with an unshakable gaze perfec...

April 22, 2015

Why Some Forgo College - Andrew P. Kelly, American Enterprise Institute

Many adults without a college degree aspire to some higher credential, but most overestimate the cost of higher education, which could deter them from furthering their education....

April 20, 2015

Common Core Critics Are Loud But Losing - Alan Greenblatt, Governing

Common Core has become a toxic brand, the most contentious issue on the education landscape, reviled by partisans at both ends of the political spectrum....

April 18, 2015

Charter Schools Won't Solve Segregation - Matt Bruenig, Demos

One of the things charter school advocates like to point out is that neighborhood schools are class-segregated because access to them depends upon your ability to secure housing in...

April 18, 2015

Just How Racist Are Schoolteachers? - Julia Lurie, Mother Jones

It's no secret that black kids are more likely to be suspended from school than white kids—three times more likely, according to a 2012 report from the Office of Ci...

April 18, 2015

Can 'Grit' Save American Education? - Rachel M. Cohen, American Prospect

Twice a week for 30 minutes, fifth graders at KIPP Washington Heights, a charter school in New York City, attend “character class.” Each lesson is divided into three pa...

April 18, 2015

Three Charts Explain the Student Loan Mess - Noah Smith, Bloomberg

Here are three charts about student loans that have me worried. First, the total amount of student loans in the U.S. has risen steadily, doubling just since the financial crisis....

April 17, 2015

The New Campus Thought Police - Joan W. Scott, The Nation

In August 2014, Steven Salaita was scheduled to take up a position as a tenured associate professor in the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program at the University of Illin...

April 15, 2015

No Child Left Behind and Wishful Thinking - Michael J. Petrilli, Fordham

Everyone is right to laud the impressive work of Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and ranking member Patty Murray in producing a strong bipartisan bill to u...

April 15, 2015

Common Core's Effect in Kentucky - Zeyu Xu & Kennan Cepa, AIR

April 15, 2015

Don't Forgive Student Loans - Abigail R. Hall, InsideSources

Graduation season is just around the corner. But the happy occasion will be tinged with apprehension for many new graduates who will face their first serious debt—student loa...

April 11, 2015

Tax Credits: A Bad Way to Promote College - D. Douglas-Gabriel, Wash Post

Tax credits have been hailed by politicians as a good way to help families pay for college. But new research suggests that the billions of dollars the government spends on these...

April 9, 2015

Student Loans and Opportunistic Default - Darolia & Ritter, Philly Fed

April 9, 2015

U. of Michigan Cancels 'American Sniper' - Edward Morrissey, Fiscal Times

The film American Sniper turned into an unexpected cultural phenomenon at the beginning of the year. The R-rated drama hauled in over $100 million in its first wide-relea...

April 8, 2015

Are School Voucher Studies Biased? - Michael Q. McShane, Friedman

Determining if a policy actually causes some impact on people’s lives is an incredibly difficult task.  Humans are complex creatures, and the world that we liv...

April 8, 2015

A Deal on No Child Left Behind - Fawn Johnson, National Journal

After years of squabbling, lawmakers may actually have settled on a workable rewrite of the landmark No Child Left Behind law....

April 8, 2015

Who's to Blame for Rising Tuition? - Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Wash Post

In an op-ed in the New York Times over the weekend, University of Colorado law professor Paul F. Campos offered a provocative answer to the frequently asked question: why...

April 7, 2015

How Social and Emotional Skills Enable Progress - OECD

Today’s children will need a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills in order to succeed in modern life. Their capacity to achieve goals, work effectively with...

April 7, 2015

Not All Collegiate Sanity Is Lost - Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

Adlai Stevenson once said "A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." That description hasn't much applied to today's college campuses, where we've se...

April 7, 2015

Creating More Skilled Workers - Harry J. Holzer, Brookings Institution

Employment of Americans in middle-wage jobs has been declining, due to trends both in employer demand and worker skill attainment. Workforce development in the US now mostly occurs...

April 6, 2015

'A Rape on Campus': What Went Wrong? - Sheila Coronel et al., CJR

LAST JULY 8, SABRINA RUBIN ERDELY, a writer for Rolling Stone, telephoned Emily Renda, a rape survivor working on sexual assault issues as a staff member at the University of ...

April 3, 2015

Does College Matter? - Mary C. Daly et al., San Francisco Fed

May 19, 2015

Sanders: Free College for All

May 18, 2015

The In-State Tuition Break: Is It Slowly Disappearing?

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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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MEXICO CITY (AP) — State authorities say a double-trailer freight truck drifted into an oncoming l...