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HIGHER EDUCATION and FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT

The Omnibus Bill and a Data Tradeoff We Don't Need To Make

There is a lot in the omnibus bill for higher education to be happy about.

HIGHER EDUCATION and FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT
The Omnibus Bill and a Data Tradeoff We Don't Need To Make

There is a lot in the omnibus bill for higher education to be happy about.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Head Start Data Are Totally Interesting, We Swear

To call Head Start a “single” program is a bit misleading, as 1,765 programs provided Head Start services in the 2011-2012 year.


PREK-12 EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION and FEDERAL EDUCATION BUDGET PROJECT
Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Bill Restores Some Funding, Brings Some Surprises

House and Senate leaders hope to pass the bill quickly, and are already racking up support from members.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Q&A: Paul Gaston on Accreditation, How It's Changed, and What It Still Needs to Do

An interview with the author of Higher Education Accreditation: How It's Changing, Why It Must.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Helping Pre-K's Practice Match Its Promise in New York

When it comes to momentum, 2014 proposals to expand access to high-quality pre-K are picking up right where things left off last year.


HIGHER EDUCATION
CORRECTION: Revised Data on Parent PLUS Report

I ran the numbers again and have discovered that there was a data merging issue.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Happy 12th Birthday NCLB!

This year holds special meaning—2014 was the law’s deadline for all students to reach proficiency in math and reading.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Disappointing Trends—and a Potential Divergence—in States’ Teacher Evaluation Findings

The first in a series of posts examining states’ initial forays into implementing new PreK-12 teacher evaluation systems.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Ten PreK-12 Debates to Expect in 2014

Over the next year be prepared for these battles in education policy.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Is There Room in the Pre-K Political Coalition For Critiques of the Pre-K Research Consensus?

Early childhood programs are compatible with conservative priorities.


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Parent Trap: PLUS Loans and Intergenerational Borrowing

In fall 2011, the U.S. Department of Education tightened the credit check criteria for Parent PLUS loans.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Tar Heel Scandal and the Myth of the University

The great lie of American higher education is the idea of the university.