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Read CAP/AIR Event Pushes for More Comprehensive Policies to Root Out Inequity and Debates the Role of the Federal Government

CAP/AIR Event Pushes for More Comprehensive Policies to Root Out Inequity and Debates the Role of the Federal Government

11 Apr 2014 | by Jane Coggshall
Twelve years after federal policy first tried to chip away at the problem of unequal access to teacher quality through No Child Left Behind, the field continues to grapple with this complex issue.
Read The New State Achievement Gap: How Federal Waivers Could Make It Worse-Or Better

The New State Achievement Gap: How Federal Waivers Could Make It Worse-Or Better

27 Mar 2014 | by Gabriella Berman
With the adoption of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, the federal government signaled its intention to close achievement gaps in K-12 education, particularly for minority students. While there has been surprising progress in educating disadvantaged students since the law was passed, according to a new report released today by Education Sector, the progress has not been nationwide
Read Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools

Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools

30 Aug 2013 | by Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Read One Down, One to Go

One Down, One to Go

26 Jul 2013 | by Andrew Gillen
Andrew Gillen discusses the advantages of income-contingent Loans in Inside Higher Ed.
Read Education for Empowerment

Education for Empowerment

17 Jul 2013 | by Peter W. Cookson Jr.
In this ES Interview, Peter Cookson sits down with Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond to talk about educational for empowerment, and issues ranging from teachers and training to the the design of schools.
Read In Debt and In the Dark: It’s Time for Better Information on Student Loan Defaults

In Debt and In the Dark: It’s Time for Better Information on Student Loan Defaults

28 Jun 2013 | by Andrew Gillen
This analysis examines default rates at American colleges and demonstrates how using input-adjusted rates can indicate if schools are doing better—or worse—than expected in preparing their students for success, and how they could immediately improve an existing higher education accountability system.
Read Guest Voice: Is Erie Ready to Retrain GE Workers?

Guest Voice: Is Erie Ready to Retrain GE Workers?

28 Jun 2013 | by Mandy Zatynski
Mandy Zatynski discusses Erie's need for a community college to solve the unemployment crisis.
Read The New State Achievement Gap: How Federal Waivers Could Make It Worse-Or Better

The New State Achievement Gap: How Federal Waivers Could Make It Worse-Or Better

05 Jun 2013 | by John Chubb, Constance Clark
This report examines how states have performed since NCLB and finds that the achievement gap among states is growing.
Read Degrees of Value: Evaluating the Return on the College Investment

Degrees of Value: Evaluating the Return on the College Investment

09 May 2013 | by Andrew Gillen, Jeff Selingo, Mandy Zatynski
What will a student get in return for investing in college, perhaps while taking on significant debt? Often it’s not that students and families question the value of college per se, just the value of attending certain colleges.

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