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Community College Students and Poverty

American Association of Community Colleges

“If you can’t read, you can’t do anything.”

On the need for promoting literacy

Growth in public school enrollment

National Center for Education Statistics

Are There Hidden Costs Associated with Conducting Layoffs?

If  teachers are laid off or threatened with a reduction-in-force (RIF), does it affect their…

Graduation Scandal Shouldn’t Overshadow DCPS Reforms

The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has …

How Schools Can Help Expand Health Coverage for Children

Despite gains in expanding health coverage to children over the past decade, we still have…

Consolidating Without Merging: A New Option for Higher Ed

With nearly 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. higher education market—many in difficult…

Want to Make School a Safer Place? Stop Paddling Students

Since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a month ago, school safety has dominated the…

An Important Piece of the Student Motivation Puzzle

Shortly after our daughter started high school, our third-grade son started crying every night while…

Mental Health in High School: The Teacher’s Perspective

The recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., provoked a rash of conversation about what schools…

“Education cuts do not heal.”

Education cuts do not heal.

Legacy Students at Harvard

The New York Times

Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice

Open enrollment systems offer students an opportunity to choose a public high school best suited…

Learning How to Measure Social and Emotional Learning

We know that content knowledge alone cannot determine students’ success. This is true in school—where…

Let’s Not Miss the Opportunity In Weighted Student Funding Pilot

This year, the federal government is offering school districts the opportunity to change the way…

More Security in Schools

National Center for Education Statistics

“More glue guns, fewer handguns.”

More glue guns, fewer handguns.

Closing the Latino Leadership Gap

Representation matters. But for most Latino students across the country, a stark under-representation of Latinos…

Laptops in the Classroom: An Open and Closed Case

A recent commentary piece in the New York Times generated a flurry of debate…

Pay Inequities Between Men and Women

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Accelerating Community College Graduation Rates

There’s compelling evidence that community college graduation rates can be improved through supporting students…

Success of 1st Generational College Students

National Center for Education Statistics

Screening for the Strongest Teachers

In an effort to put the strongest possible teachers in its classrooms, Los Angeles Unified School…

Leveraging Text Messages to Mitigate Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic student absenteeism tends to be higher in Kindergarten than other primary school grades,…