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Economic Segregation of Schools

Center for Education Policy Analysis

“I got the impression that her learning curve where higher ed is concerned is quite vertical.”

After a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Making College Work: Nudging Student Behavior

In their new book, Making College Work, Georgetown University Professor Harry J. Holzer and Urban…

For Teachers: The Most Powerful Question

I would argue that the question most likely to result in improvement of a school…

Overcoming the Stigma of Voc Ed In Today’s CTE

In this except from their new book, Making College Work, Georgetown University Professor Harry J. Holzer…

What Chile Teaches Us About School Vouchers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos supports vouchers that allow parents to use taxpayer funds to help…

Supporting Social, Emotional and Academic Development

This compilation of research from a panel of 28 scientists demonstrates what parents have always known—the…

It’s a mundane malaise that dampens dreams, dims horizons and denies futures.”

On the back-to-school routine in public schools

Tuition Tax Credits: Boon or Boondoggle?

Earlier this summer, we published a blog post by Carl Davis of the Institute…

What We Know—And Need to Know—About Private-School Choice

Private-school choice is at the top of the Trump administration’s education agenda. And it’s expanding…

Op-Ed: The Weakness in D.C.’s Voucher Program

  FutureEd Director Thomas Toch and Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan turned our report on…

Schools with High Levels of Chronic Absenteeism

Attendance Works, Everyone Graduates Center

Portraits of Change: Reducing Chronic Absence

More than 7 million students nationwide are considered chronically absent, missing three or more weeks…

The Impact of the Great Recession on Student Achievement: Evidence from Population Data

The Great Recession that started in late 2007 shook the country’s economy, leading to reductions in…

A President’s Commitment to the Common Good

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia shared the following letter with the university community at…

“Condemning the KKK and Nazis is a really low bar.”

Former education secretary criticizing current Secretary Betsy DeVos's response to Charlottesville

The Facts About D.C.’s Teacher Reforms

Mark Simon, a longtime teacher union activist, argues in a recent Washington Post op-ed that…

How Teachers Impact Social-Emotional Skills

We’ve heard it scores of times by now: Teachers are the most important school-based factor…

The Don’t Do It Depository

We have known for quite a while that schools engage in all manner of tricks…

Enemies, Idiots, and Outcomes in the Charter World

When it comes to measuring success in charter schools, there are two well-established camps. In…

Public Support for Charter Schools

Education Next Poll

Is Free College Best for Helping Low-Income Students?

From presidential candidates to state legislators, policymakers are talking about “free college” as a way…

Revisiting The Widget Effect: Teacher Evaluation Reforms and the Distribution of Teacher Effectiveness

In 2009, the New Teacher Project’s The Widget Effect documented the failure of U.S. public…

How Much Time Principals Spend on Curriculum

National Center for Education Statistics

The Consequences of Educational Voucher Reform in Chile

In 2008, the Chilean government remade its 27-year-old universal school voucher program to introduce more…

“For all of the beauty of technology and all the things we’ve helped facilitate over the years, nothing yet replaces human interactions.”

Quoted in a Wall Street Journal Magazine article on Apple's new corporate headquarters