Commentary

Testimony: Strategies for Solving Chronic Absenteeism in the District of Columbia

FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen delivered testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee of the Whole, on May 13, 2024.

Tapping College Students to Sustain High-Quality Tutoring Post Pandemic

This piece originally appeared in The Hechinger Report. Thousands of public school districts and charter schools have turned to tutoring as a popular and…

Six Keys to Scaling High-Quality Tutoring

Jackson Elementary School in Louisiana’s East Feliciana Parish District sits on a quiet street just outside the town of Jackson, population 4,130. It’s a 30…

What AP African American Studies and “The Holdovers” Have in Common

Too often, when people hear the words “intellectual rigor,” they associate it with a cantankerous, sage-on-the-stage pedagogy. The most recent pop-culture take…

Outcomes-based Tutoring Contracts Get Results, Save Money

This piece originally appeared in The 74 Anyone who sells products to public schools can tell you education is a huge market. Schools spend billions of dollars…

Baton Rouge Students Fast-Track College — in High School

This commentary originally appeared in The 74. Though increasing the number of Black Americans earning postsecondary degrees has been a goal of education policy…

Three Keys to Successful High-Dosage Tutoring

Virginia’s All in VA invests millions in high-dosage tutoring post-pandemic, a research-backed model proven to improve student learning outcomes

Testimony: Addressing Chronic Absenteeism in the District of Columbia

FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen delivered testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia on December 12, 2023, focusing on chronic absenteeism and…