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Elementary Teacher Specialization
We have all bemoaned the high rate of teacher turnover in the U.S. and wondered how to increase teacher quality.  Most proposed solutions are costly, though: increased pay, smaller classes, merit-based pay, housing for teachers in urban areas.  The National Center on Education and the Economy released a report last week that examines the training, […]
Meet CPE’s new research analyst— Chandi Wagner
As the newest member of the CPE team, I am excited to keep you up to date on the most recent research and education news available.  Hundreds of academics, foundations, and think tanks publish relevant information for school policy makers, and we’re here to dig through it for you. After working in youth development non-profits […]
STEM has become the Beyoncè of the curriculum
STEM is steadily earning a place as the dazzling star in the high school curriculum and for good reason. The benefit of high-level science and math courses to later success in college, jobs, and even to healthy living is well-established (see, for example, here and here). But while the importance of STEM is unquestioned, we […]
Some advice for students as they contemplate the future
As we approach the end of the school year, education news coverage has turned reflective, with many articles expounding on what worked and what didn’t before predictably throwing in a dash of what could be. One of the more unique voices I read within this familiar set-up, was a high school student from Seattle, Ronnie […]
High-level academics+CTE = Success in college and work
This entry also appeared on CPE Director Patte Barth’s Huffington Post page Colonial School District straddles the boundary where suburban Wilmington gives way to Delaware’s rural eastern shore. Its one high school, William Penn, serves a racially diverse population, about 40 percent of whom come from low-income families. Penn is a model for getting kids […]
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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