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PREK-12 EDUCATION

Protecting Basic Student Rights is No Longer a Federal Matter

A new Trump administration order will allow schools to decide whether or not to discriminate against transgender students.

PREK-12 EDUCATION
Protecting Basic Student Rights is No Longer a Federal Matter

A new Trump administration order will allow schools to decide whether or not to discriminate against transgender students.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Maternal Depression May Reduce Empathy in Children

A new study examines maternal depression and early caregiving as long-term predictors of children’s empathy.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
New Committee on Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Uneven Progress for Early Care and Education in 2016

While some states have improved access and quality to child care, others have moved backwards.


HIGHER EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Are Elite Universities Committed to Openness?

MOOC-era leaders have not embraced OER-based degree programs.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
How Language Diversity Affects Dual Language Learners' Linguistic and Academic Trajectories

Dual language learners' native languages influence how they learn English. How should accountability policies address this?


HIGHER EDUCATION
How Trump Could Abolish the Department of Education

Donald Trump and Rep. Thomas Massie have both proposed eliminating the Department of Education. Here's how they could do it.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Chile's School Voucher System: Enabling Choice or Perpetuating Social Inequality?

Chile has had a school voucher program for over 30 years. What lessons can the Chilean system offer to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos?


PREK-12 EDUCATION
How States Stack Up in Pre-K Funding, Quality

Overall funding for public pre-K increased in 2015-2016 school year but access remains unequal


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Tax Reforms Proposed to Increase Access to Early Education

Tax changes could increase access to early education, but more reforms are necessary to address issues of quality


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Importance of Social Networks Among Low-Income Fathers

A recent report acknowledges that most fathers both need and want the kind of support that social networks provide.


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Effervescent Optimism of Private Loan Refinancing

SoFi went for broke with a second Super Bowl ad. So what do they actually do?