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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

When Playing is Learning: What Pre-K Looks Like at KIPP

A recent study found promising results for KIPP pre-K students. We visited KIPP DC to see for ourselves.

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
When Playing is Learning: What Pre-K Looks Like at KIPP

A recent study found promising results for KIPP pre-K students. We visited KIPP DC to see for ourselves.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Partnership Helps Expand Pre-K Dual Immersion Opportunities in Arizona

Two Arizona districts launch dual immersion pre-K programs. Evelyn Baca explores early implementation lessons.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce Will Take a Village

Policy and advocacy organizations have made a public commitment to work collaboratively to improve the early care and education workforce.


HIGHER EDUCATION
A Star Is Born: The College Scorecard’s Latest Feature Is Great News for Students

The Department of Education launched a new feature where students can compare up to 10 different colleges across a host of data measures.


HIGHER EDUCATION
New Cohort Default Rates Only Tell Part of the Story

The three-year cohort default rate is a critical measure of institutional quality—but it can also be misleading.


HIGHER EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Fifth Time’s the Charm? Congress Reintroduces College Textbook Bill

A bill to expand the use of OER on campuses has been introduced by Congress for the fifth time.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Cohort Default Rates for 2014, In Four Charts

Overall, 580,671 out of 5,047,954 borrowers who entered repayment in 2014 defaulted on their student loans by the end of 2017.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Using Data-Driven Indicators to Improve Outcomes for Young Learners

CCSSOs and CEELO’s B-3 Indicator Toolkit offers valuable resources to those looking to make a significant impact on early learning outcomes.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Bringing Drama (and Literacy) to Early STEM—and Vice Versa

The moments of intense drama that children experience when they test out a new design are the engines that drive STEM practices.


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Spellings Commission: Same Story, Different Decade

Eleven years ago, the Department of Education laid out a vision for postsecondary education—but few of its suggestions have been adopted.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Multi-Billionaire DeVos Couldn’t Care Less about Defrauded Students

Devos's remarks are an insult to the more-than 65,000 borrowers who have waited for years to have Borrower Defense claims reviewed


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Leveraging School District and University Partnerships to Grow the Bilingual Teacher Pipeline

Two new reports from New America highlight how school district and university partnerships can help reduce the bilingual teacher shortage.