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How schools hire teachers
Much attention has been paid recently to teacher shortages.  However, less attention has been paid to how schools hire teachers, which has a direct impact on the shortage issue (which varies by subject and region).  Ineffective teachers are more likely to leave, as are those who don’t “fit” well with the culture or demographic of […]
U.S. Students have Strong Showing on International Math Assessment
We recently released an analysis of PISA scores, which showed disparities in achievement across student groups and mostly stagnant scores.  However, the U.S. had a better showing on another international benchmark, the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study).  TIMSS is different from PISA in that it assesses more classroom-based content, whereas PISA is […]
What is career and technical education? New CPE paper answers this question and more
What exactly does career technical education encompass? It’s one of the many basic questions that bubbled up after we ended our Path Least Taken series, the original analysis of Class of 2004 high school graduates which, to refresh your memory, examined the outcomes of non-college goers (who were fewer than we anticipated) against college-goers. Among […]
PISA scores remain stagnant for U.S. students
The results of the latest PISA or the Program for International Student Assessment are in and as usual, we have an interpretation of the highlights for you. If you recall, PISA is designed to assess not just students’ academic knowledge but their application of that knowledge and is administered to 15-year-olds across the globe every three […]
Internship Opportunity
The Center for Public Education (CPE) at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeks policy research interns for the spring and summer 2017 semesters to work closely with CPE’s research analyst in conducting education policy research. CPE is a national resource for accurate, timely, and credible information about public education and its importance to the well-being of […]
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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