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HIGHER EDUCATION and FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT

Blame Congress for College Ratings System Problems

President Obama's proposed college ratings system has caused a stir among colleges and universities.

HIGHER EDUCATION and FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT
Blame Congress for College Ratings System Problems

President Obama's proposed college ratings system has caused a stir among colleges and universities.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
The Little-Known Bill With a Big Impact on Education Research

Reauthorization for the Education Sciences Reform Act has captured the attention of certain circles. In case you're not in those circles, he


HIGHER EDUCATION
Gainful Employment's Quantum Mechanics Problem

Borrowers with pre-tax incomes less than half the median should not be expected to make loan payments.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT
A Simple Policy Change to Help More Hungry Kids Eat? Where Do We Sign Up?

Debt collectors going after parents for lunch money? First graders going without food? This is a mess.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
A New Model for Family Involvement?

California's controversial Parent Trigger law is one indirect attempt to increase family involvement by giving families more power.


HIGHER EDUCATION
An Unsatisfying Consensus Reached on PLUS Loans

Only small tweaks were made to the definition that will make no difference for families who get in over their heads on these loans.


FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT
Senate Committee Vote Clears Path for 2015 Budget

But this year’s bill still doesn’t leave much room for education programs to grow compared to last year.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
New Research: Montessori Pre-K Works for Latino Students

There’s a common assumption lurking in discussions about education reform: Instruction in basic skills is somehow in tension with enrichment


HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Bipartisan Agreement Reached on Workforce Development Legislation

With a still sluggish economy, an area where bipartisanship has been found is the repealing and replacing the Workforce Authorization Act.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
The Case for Giving Money to Poor Parents

Given the politics of anti-poverty programs, you already know what you think of that idea by the time you’ve reached this sentence.


HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Speaking Up for Career Pathways

Building stronger linkages between education and careers is not easy.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Evaluating the Design of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

The question remains whether existing indicators, like ECERS-R scores, are even the most reliable measure of program quality.