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New CPE study examines background, outcomes of high school graduates who don’t advance to college
The Center for Public Education is pleased to present The Path Least Taken, the first installment of a series that looks at the characteristics and outcomes of high school graduates who don’t go on to college. Jim Hull, CPE’s senior policy analyst, sifted through data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 […]
An increase in student homelessness
The National Center for Homeless Education reported that there were a total of 1.3 million homeless public school students in the United States during the 2012 – 2013 school year. The number of homeless students increased 8% from the previous year and 85% since the beginning of the recession. This number includes students whose families […]
What animation looks like from the beginning
Have you seen our latest animated creation? If you haven’t take a look. Is It Worth It from Center for Public Education on Vimeo. Hard to imagine, the process began like this over a year ago: Many thanks to our animator, Bart Collart, for bringing our ideas to life.
Proposed changes to TFA program are response to criticisms
Teach for America is responding to widespread criticism of its controversial teacher preparation program which attracts recent college graduates, provides a six-week summer training program, places them in high-needs schools across the country and requires a two-year teaching commitment. Critics have argued that TFA has encouraged high levels of teacher turnover by requiring only a […]
PDK/Gallup poll Part 2 shows teachers matter
The folks at PDK and Gallup apparently had so much to report in this year’s annual poll of public attitudes toward public schools, they had to release it in two parts. Part 1, which we summarized here, addressed the Common Core state standards and perceptions about public schools more generally. Part 2, released this week, […]
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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