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EDUCATION POLICY
Seeing Clearly

How can state and local leaders tell if a school or district is doing a good job with English learners?


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: France

With a new president who has taken an aggressive stand on encryption, it seems that the encryption debate in France is just beginning.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
A 21st-Century Town Hall?

This case study introduces students to the field of civic technology and the possibility that it could help to amplify citizen engagement.


EDUCATION POLICY
Connecting the Steps

Four key states are working to address the difficulties that often arise in the transition to kindergarten.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: Germany

Germany has a unique relationship with encryption that stands in stark contrast with that of the U.K. and France.


EDUCATION POLICY
Rethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education

What if we could increase early childhood educators’ skills—and improve their job quality—without requiring them to pay for a degree?


EDUCATION POLICY
From Frenzied to Focused

How can school systems make principals’ roles more manageable while also ensuring that teachers are receiving the support they need?


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: United Kingdom

This paper, the first of a four-part series, assesses the state of the encryption debate in the United Kingdom.


EDUCATION POLICY
One Size Doesn't Fit All

In too many cases, the needs of the bureaucracy win out over children’s developmental needs.


EDUCATION POLICY
Recipe for Success

With new responsibility comes the need to deeply understand an inherently complex issue—educational assessment.


EDUCATION POLICY
In the Interest of Few

If implemented, a federal student loan refinancing plan could cost taxpayers $58 billion, yet save the average household just $8 per month.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Paid Family Leave: How Much Time Is Enough?

Why job-protected family leave is good for health and business--and why current leave polices are just not good enough.