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ESEA Overhaul Could Actually Happen This Year

Republicans, Democrats, and the White House are all calling for change to the outmoded No Child Left Behind law.

Free Community College Proposal Leaves Many Questions

We don't know how it will be paid for. We don't know how much it will cost. 

Building the Political Demand for Early Education

Public education for toddlers is a public-policy no-brainer, but funding issues and questions of quality hamper the advocacy efforts.

Did Obama Screw Up Common Core?

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says the governor-approved standards should not have been part of federal grantmaking.

Civic Engagement Can Help Millennials Get Jobs

Community volunteering teaches the same soft skills that employers need.

Changing Classes Isn’t Just for Middle School Anymore

Subject-specific elementary school teachers can alleviate stress and encourage deeper curriculum.

What Would Happen if There Was No Achievement Gap?

Economists say the monetary benefits would more than pay for the interventions to bring disadvantaged kids up to speed.

New Career-Training Rule for Colleges Ignores Dropouts

No one is happy with the final Education Department regulation designed to stop excessive student debt at for-profit colleges. 

Should Schools Mandate Computer-Coding Classes?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that computer science would be required in the city's high schools.

If Everyone Wants Preschool, Why Isn’t It Growing?

New research shows preschool is popular with Republicans and Democrats alike, but enrollment has stalled.

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