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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
A Tale of Two Pre-K Leaders

A 50-state scan reveals child care directors are consistently held to lower standards than elementary school principals.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Off Limits

If institutions are granted the power to limit student borrowing, how might they choose to do so?


LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
How to Bring Early Learning and Family Engagement into the Digital Age

Resources for Digital Age learning already exist, but localities are not often tapping into them to help families in need.


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Affordability Conundrum

College affordability has taken on a new meaning. For whom is college affordable? And why?


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Painting the ESSA Canvas

Experts provide big ideas in four key areas allowed by Title II-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

Using data ethically is complex, and no magic formula exists. This ethical framework is meant to start conversations on campus.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Unlocking ESSA's Potential to Support Early Learning

In this report, the authors offer an introduction to ESSA, exploring major provisions that have implications for the early learning system.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
STEM Starts Early

STEM Starts Early provides key recommendations to improve opportunities for children to become confident learners in STEM.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Teacher Talent Untapped

This report highlights the barriers multilingual paraprofessionals face in entering teaching in their own words.


Education Agenda 2017

New America’s Education Policy program provides 10 recommendations for federal, state and local policy makers in 2017.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Past is Prologue

Using data from the last 15 years, this report looks at how a future recession might impact state and local appropriations for higher ed.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Why Pre-K and the Early Grades are Different

This brief looks at three components of teacher evaluations and how they are being used in the early grades.