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One in six chance you won’t get funding for child care
In an issue report authored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), federal child care subsidies were vastly underused in fiscal year 2011. The report found that of the population of children eligible (i.e., 14.3 million in 2011), 83 percent […]
Leading the Change to higher performance
Public schools are excelling. Public schools are in the toilet. It seems like the rhetoric around public education in America these days goes from one extreme to the other, divorced from any history or context. The reality, as always, is more nuanced. There are public schools that rival the most prestigious establishments in the world […]
Put teacher data in the hands of those who know how to use It
While every parent wants as much information as possible to do what is best for their child, it doesn’t mean that parents have the right to their child’s teacher’s evaluation data. That information should only be used by administrators to support the continuous improvement of their teachers and make more informed decisions on which teachers […]
Math skills needed to climb the economic ladder
With all the headlines about students opting-out of testing it appears there is an assumption that test scores have no connection to a student’s future success. There is certainly room to debate how much testing students should be taking and what role test results should play in student, teacher, and school accountability but it can’t […]
Apply Now for CPE’s Summer Policy Research Internship
The Center for Public Education (The Center) seeks a policy research intern to work closely with the Center’s senior policy analyst in conducting education policy research to be published on The Center’s website. In fact, a number of intern’s have had their research cited in the national media. The Center is a national resource for […]
Investing in high-quality pre-kindergarten education yields benefits for kids, school, and communities.
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All in Favor
Why is it important to vote in local school board elections and questions you should ask about candidates.
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