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Early childhood investments seem to be paying off
Children are entering kindergarten with stronger math and literacy skills, a recent report shows. These gains seem to be due to investments in improving the quality of early childhood programs, such as HeadStart. Stark gaps still persist between students based on race and socioeconomic status, though all groups have made progress. Behavioral outcomes did not […]
Where Teacher Prep Meets Behavior Management
Last week, the Center for American Progress and the Hope Street Group held a forum to discuss the future of teacher preparation following the recent repeal of regulations which required states to rate their programs. During this event, panelists repeatedly argued that teacher training should include a behavior management component. One panelist shared that she […]
About those ‘rough’ school numbers
Speaking to a group of CEOs in the White House on Tuesday, President Trump said this: If you look at so many elements of education, and it’s so sad to see what’s coming – what’s happening in the country. Even the numbers, as good – you say we’re doing better, but the numbers in New […]
Public Charter Schools and Accountability
Earlier this week, the Brookings Institution released the fifth annual Education Choice and Competition Index, which ranks school choice in the largest school districts in the U.S. During her address, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos claimed that “parents are the primary point of accountability.” When asked about policies that ensure that schools of choice are […]
Kentucky: School Choice for Whom?
The Kentucky House of Representatives has been busy with education policy recently.  In February, they passed House Bill 151, which would allow parents the choice of sending their child to the school closest to their house (as long as it is in the district in which they reside).  If approved by the Senate, H.B. 151 […]
Pre-Kindergarten
Investing in high-quality pre-kindergarten education yields benefits for kids, school, and communities.
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Data First
How good are your schools? How can they improve? Data can provide answers.
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