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HIGHER EDUCATION

Oregon's Budget Woes Highlight the Challenges of Free College

Paying for Free College is by far the hardest part, but the consequences are severe when states come up short.

HIGHER EDUCATION
Oregon's Budget Woes Highlight the Challenges of Free College

Paying for Free College is by far the hardest part, but the consequences are severe when states come up short.


CENTER ON EDUCATION AND SKILLS
Quality and Equity in One Approach: Apprenticeships for Early Childhood Educators

A new report explores registered apprenticeships as affordable, high-quality alternatives to a bachelor’s for early childhood educators.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and PREK-12 EDUCATION
Our Take on New Paper: Rethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education

DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
New ACT Accommodations for English Learners: A Closer Look

The ACT has announced new testing accommodations for English Learners. How will these accommodations be implemented?


HIGHER EDUCATION
Education Dept. Delays Provision that Protects Students’ Right to Trial by Jury

The Trump administration is delaying borrower defense to repayment rules, including a critical ban on predispute arbitration.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
From Frenzied to Focused

School principals are increasingly expected to focus on “instructional leadership” by engaging more deeply in areas related to curriculum


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
New Paper on the Need for Specialized Teacher Licenses in the Early Grades

Narrower licenses can allow for more specialization


CENTER ON EDUCATION AND SKILLS
The White House's Mixed Message on Apprenticeship

We welcome the Order's extra funding and focus on industry engagement. We have questions about its funding and QA.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Tips for Building ECE into ESSA School Improvement Plans

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Arizona and New Hampshire Expand Full-Day Kindergarten

Both states have taken positive steps to increase the availability of full-day kindergarten


HIGHER EDUCATION
Mentoring Requirements Set Out to Improve Free College Outcomes

Mentoring programs are common pieces of the free college puzzle, but we’re waiting on evidence to show which models are worthwhile—if any


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
2017 State of the State Addresses on Early Care and Education

Highlights from the addresses and a look at what progress states have made so far