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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION

Cities Lead the Charge on Pre-K

One of the biggest early education stories has been the introduction of high-profile federal legislation, based on Preschool for All.

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Cities Lead the Charge on Pre-K

One of the biggest early education stories has been the introduction of high-profile federal legislation, based on Preschool for All.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
GAO Report Scorches D.C. Vouchers Program—Can Backers Douse the Flames?

Like many other political issues, education debates frequently suffer from a lack of definition.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Video: Should Your Kids Watch TV?

It's a question many parents find difficult to answer, because the growth of new technologies has outpaced research efforts.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Survey Finds States Can Collect Data – But Can They Use It?

DQC released its definitive annual report examining states’ ability to collect, store, and use education data, and things are looking up.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Stop, Drop, and Measure Institutional Outcomes

2008 was a big year for expanding consumer disclosure and reporting requirements—meaning burden— in higher education.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Tweaking the Gainful Employment Repayment Rate

One of the key issues to be discussed is the Department’s new proposal for a federal student loan repayment rate.


HIGHER EDUCATION
A Question of Priorities at the University of Virginia

Does the University of Virginia care that it is one of the least socioeconomically diverse colleges in the nation?


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
New Pre-K Bill Contains Revolutionary Data Requirements

Yesterday, lawmakers in both the House and Senate released nearly identical bills similar to President Obama’s pre-K for low-income children


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Adult Skills Survey: A Second Look at the US Results

The US is falling dangerously behind in the global skills race and needs to address weaknesses across its education system.


HIGHER EDUCATION
You Want a Piece of Me? The Case for Income Share Agreements

Let’s have college educations less reliant on subsidies, won’t require increased taxes, and allow students to leave school with less debt.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Landmark Federal-State Pre-K Partnership Bills Emphasize Access, Quality

The Strong Start for America’s Children Act, a legislative form of President Obama's vision for universal Pre-K.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Teacher Prep Says Profession Holding Themselves Accountable – But Are They?

Research has shown that many new teachers enter the profession underprepared to be successful in the classroom.