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HIGHER EDUCATION
Measuring Up

Using BLS data in the gainful employment calculations would bury any indication of program quality.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Putting the Experiment Back in the Experimental Sites Initiative

By designing, funding, and carrying out true evaluations, the Department of Education could help more Americans access higher education.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Rethinking English Learner Data

Illinois’ approach to EL issues represents a compelling example of trying to navigate data quandaries thoughtfully.


CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship

As employers lament a shortage of skilled workers, one solution is gaining steam: youth apprenticeship.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Uncovering the Inner Workings of States’ Early Childhood Policies

Given each state’s complex early childhood workforce systems, it can be difficult for advocates and educators to realize their goals.


HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education

To make the most of apprenticeship, policymakers must make it part of—not an "alternative" to—higher education.


LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
When Degree Programs for Pre-K Teachers Go Online

Could online degree programs provide new opportunities? Or do they simply represent a new set of challenges related to quality and access?


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Educating California's English Learners

As districts move towards creating new bilingual programs, Chula Vista provides a good example of how to effectively scale them up.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Moving on Up?

Since the late 1990s, nearly two-thirds of selective public universities reduced the share of low-income students they enrolled.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Educating California's English Learners

This paper explores Westminster’s process in designing and implementing two distinct dual language immersion programs over two years.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Bilingual Teacher Fellows at Highline Public Schools

Lessons from bilingual teacher fellows at Highline Public Schools in Washington state.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
The Portland Public Schools and Portland State University Dual Language Teacher Partnership

About the Portland Public Schools and Portland State University dual language teacher partnership.