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The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning Part I
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a subject that’s being increasingly discussed in the education community. SEL is teaching students character skills, which most people agree are important.  The challenge is, while these attributes are significant, they are often hard to objectively define and analyze to see how exactly they impact a student’s future.  In […]
New research: Community schools are an evidence-based strategy for school improvement
Last week, in a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., six schools and community-based initiatives across the country were recognized for their excellence in utilizing the community schools model. The Coalition for Community Schools highlighted the considerable achievements of schools from New York City, Nashville, Chicago and Oakland. The National Education Policy […]
How do high performing education systems in other countries prepare and develop their teachers?
Earlier this week, the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) released its report, Empowered Educators, which examined international research on teacher professional development and preparation.  Lead by renowned education researcher Linda Darling-Hammond, the research team reviewed systems in Finland, Singapore, New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and Shanghai as […]
Does a four-day school week sacrifice learning in the interest of a balanced budget? Part II: Academic impact
This week, we revisit our two-part series on the increasingly popular four-day school week. Adopted as a cost-cutting measure in nearly 150 districts across the country, this schedule has been shown to produce limited savings. What are the academic effects of such a change? How does a four-day school week change classroom learning? How might […]
Welcome our summer intern!
Hello, my name is Annie Hemphill and I am a new summer intern at the Center for Public Education.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to add to all the existing work that CPE has done on public education. Before coming to CPE, I graduated from the Institute of Education at the University […]
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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