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America’s Worst Colleges

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:30am
One of the best ways to boost the number of college graduates in America is to steer prospective students away from “dropout factories”—that is, colleges with low graduation rates and high prices, debt levels and student default rates. The college “rating system” the Obama administration plans to unveil this fall promises to do just that. But the obstacles—including pushback from higher ed lobbies and GOP lawmakers—are substantial.

The Teacher Wars

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
The expectations on public school teachers are lofty and demanding. Historically, American public school teaching developed as an explicitly anti-intellectual, working class job. Yet at the same time that we paid public school teachers poorly, policed their political activity, and prevented them from influencing the curriculum, we asked them to eradicate poverty and inequality—a staggering expectation.
 

A Shared Agenda for Reform

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
       

Anytime, Anywhere Summer Learning

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:00am
The so called “summer slide” in educational achievement hits young children from low-income families the hardest. Without opportunities to read together with adults, to practice new skills and to gain exposure to new words and ideas, far too many young children lose two to three months of reading skills each summer. Scholars have documented that two-thirds of the ninth-grade reading achievement gap can be attributed to this loss in the elementary school years alone.
 

School Choice

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
As any local parent knows, it is school lottery time again in DC. Anxious parent speculation is running high and envy is running rampant across the city. In DC – a city rife with inequalities and racial tensions – school choice systems (charter and traditional) promise more equitable access to high-quality schools. But do they deliver?
 

Degrees of Inequality

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:30am
In collaboration with The Century Foundation

Beyond Screen Time

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

Click here to read Lisa Guernsey's report, Envisioning a Digital Age Architecture for Early Education, which is being released today.

Making the Grades

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:00am
Debates on the merits of teacher effectiveness reforms, school choice, academic standards, and new financing models have become a fixture in the education policy arena. Ideas, once relegated to the fringes, are now beginning to take hold in states across the country.Yet advocates still have much work ahead to turn these ideas into policies that will improve student outcomes.

Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Also see: New America’s policy brief on E-rate reform, Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning: A Vision for a 21st Century E-rate Program, by clicking here

Subprime Learning

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 1:30pm

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