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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

If We Care About Early Learning, We Cannot Ignore Teacher Well-Being

This is more than a summer job or minimum wage job, and it is time for policymakers to treat it as such.

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
If We Care About Early Learning, We Cannot Ignore Teacher Well-Being

This is more than a summer job or minimum wage job, and it is time for policymakers to treat it as such.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Is New York's Free College Plan Indentured Servitude?

Governor Cuomo's free college plan forces students to stay in New York or face more student debt: a modern day indentured servitude.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Interview: Painting the ESSA Canvas with Educator Recruitment and Retention

Public Impacts's Brian Hassel and Stephanie Dean Provide Their "Big Ideas" for States


HIGHER EDUCATION
New York Isn’t the Only Free College Proposal with a Catch

While some states’ plans are well-designed, others could be difficult to implement, or even risk creating more problems than they solve.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
A Well-Intended Bad Idea: Mayor Emanuel’s Plan for Chicago High Schools

Rahm Emanuel's plan for Chicago Public Schools could push a new generation of grads off track to graduation or into the arms of for-profits


CENTER ON EDUCATION AND SKILLS
How Do We Pay for It? Innovative Approaches to Financing Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship at scale requires resources all employers can use - and tax credits won't cut it. The UK's new plan may be a good reference.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Interview: Painting the ESSA Canvas with Educator Preparation

This interview on educator preparation is with Benjamin Riley, the founder and executive director of Deans for Impact.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Low-Income Students Succeed—When Given the Opportunity

Given the chance, students from low-income families do just as well as their high-income peers at the same selective colleges.


CENTER ON EDUCATION AND SKILLS
A First Glimpse of the Trump Administration's Workforce Vision

Some jobs won't come back. To make sure Americans are ready for new ones, employers can no longer be passive consumers of talent.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Contours of the Field: Dual Language Learners and Immigration

How does the US immigrant experience influence dual language learners' and English language learners' success at school?


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
New DC Regulations Bring Changes to Child Care

The most controversial change concerns degree requirements for child care teachers


HIGHER EDUCATION
Tennessee Doubles Down on Free College

Few states are including adult students in their push for free college, but leaving out such an important group is a mistake.