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Technology in the Classroom
A new app called Newsela may help classrooms read and discuss the same current events stories despite the differing levels of reading ability among the students. The app works by adjusting and creating versions of the same news story  in varying difficulty levels. It operates in a discreet way, so students with the easier version […]
Building a better reporting system
As readers know, CPE is all about the importance of using data and research to craft effective school policy and practice. We also encourage everyone who has an interest in public schools to look at data when gauging their quality. Unfortunately, getting that data isn’t always as straightforward as it could be. Even when found, […]
New CPE report examines what’s behind new literacy standards
We gave you something to watch earlier this week with the release of our newest video, Making Time, now we’re giving you something to read. Much like our video, Beyond Fiction: The Importance of Reading for Information, is concise but packed with data and analysis on a really concerning trend in the American populace: we’re […]
New CPE video puts “time” front and center
Restructuring the school day or year is an evergreen topic in school reform debates, as the expectations for what students should know continue to rise while the time required to meet these new standards has not kept pace. The Center for Public Education has studied the subject of time both directly,  and indirectly. Clearly, time […]
More Students Taking Advanced Placement But College Readiness Remains Flat
In a departure from past releases, this year’s SAT results included results from the College Board’s two other testing programs— the PSAT/NMSQT and their Advanced Placement (AP) exams— providing a more complete picture of student progress towards college readiness throughout high school. This year’s picture provides evidence that more students, especially poor and minority students, […]
Pre-Kindergarten
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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