Education Policy Program

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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

Parent PLUS or Minus

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 9:30am
The PowerPoint presentation used for this event is located here. Read Rachel’s Fishman’s report on Parent PLUS loans here.

A Natural Fit?

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:00am

The past year has seen an explosion of interest in CBE on the part of students, institutions, employers, and policymakers. With the cost of higher education sky rocketing, recent graduates struggling to find good jobs, and real questions about how much students are actually learning, colleges and universities are under more pressure than ever to equip students for career and life success.

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