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Neal Cuthbert: New MN law supports English language learners, among our greatest assets

We also consulted with Conor P. Williams, Ph.D., of the New America Foundation, who helped us understand LEAPS in the context of a national

Front-Row View of Ed Conversation Can Be Pretty Ugly

Education writer Conor P. Williams has what he calls a “front-row seat” to the conversation about public education. And that close-up view c

States Far From Uniform in Commitment to Kindergarten

While high-quality preschool tops the agenda for many federal, state, and local officials, kindergarten—widely considered the first year of

Lisa Guernsey on the Jim Engster Show

Also, Lisa Guernsey closes out Monday's show to promote and discuss her latest book Screen Time: How Electronic Media - From Baby Videos to

12 education thought leaders you should follow on Twitter

Williams is a senior researcher with the New America Foundation, which means he is not only sifting through a lot of data, but has a lot of

Teachers Unions Under Fire

Teachers unions are fighting back against a California ruling that gutted two things they hold sacred: tenure laws and seniority provisions.

Is New York City’s universal pre-K program a worthwhile priority?

Mayor Bill De Blasio’s signature campaign project is set to launch next week, with over 50,000 students enrolled. On-air guest panel of expe

Bill de Blasio has promised pre-K for all 4-year-olds. Can it get done? | Vox

"New York is trying in a matter of six months to build the entire system that DC's got twice or three times over," says Conor Williams, a se

Education Dept. Will Test Use of Student Aid in Programs Not Based on Credit Hour | Chronicle of Higher Education

Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation, said the joint actions show that "policy makers want to di

Democratic Party’s Divide On Education Policy Gets Worse

Then, Connor Williams of the New America Foundation saw the light and explained for The New Republic, “In 2016, Democrats have good reason t