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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Exceptional Circumstances

A new brief explores issues surrounding early childhood special education and related policies.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
No Panacea

In this report, New America identifies key obstacles that prevent PD from reaching its potential for growing teachers’ knowledge and skills


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Multilingual Paraprofessionals

This policy brief examines whether U.S. paraprofessionals can help meet the growing need for multilingual teachers.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Principal's Corner

Until recently, principals have been largely overlooked, with most education policy attention focused on improving teacher quality.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Stitching the States

“Is Stitching the State Data Systems the Solution to the College Blackout?” explores the idea of “stitching together” a state-based federal.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Strengthening the Partnership

States have continued to cut funding for higher education while tuition has more than doubled in 25 years.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Shifting Burdens

A new report examines financial trends by family income, a student’s dependency status, and school type.


HIGHER EDUCATION
How to Fix Remediation at Scale

Nationwide, the majority of community college students are required to take at least one remedial course.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Standardized Assessments of College Learning

In a new report , Fredrik deBoer looks at current research regarding higher education assessments.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Undermining Pell: Volume III

Public colleges are increasingly adopting the enrollment management tactics of private-colleges to the detriment of low-income students.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Stronger Teaching and Caregiving for California’s Youngest

Today we release three profiles on California communities—Fresno, Oakland, and a school district in East San Jose.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
Beyond Ratings

In a new report, Kaylan Connally and Melissa Tooley look at how states are using teacher evaluation systems for professional growth.