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Welcome CPE’s summer intern!
Hello, my name is Megan Lavalley, and I am very excited to be joining CPE as a summer intern. I look forward to contributing to and building upon the team’s valuable research on public education. As a former teacher and graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Education, public schools are near to […]
Black and Latino parents express their views on education
School choice advocates seemed surprised earlier this year when the NAACP called for a moratorium on new charter schools. The need for school choice, according to many advocates, such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, stems from lack of choices and underperformance of public schools for low-income students and students of color. However, a new survey […]
New federal study of DC voucher program shows academic decline
A new federal analysis of the District of Columbia’s voucher program has found that students who transferred to private schools posted similar and, in some cases, worse scores than their peers who remained in public schools. The findings appear to be the first time the Institute of Education Sciences (the research arm of the U.S. […]
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 […]
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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