EdStat: In 2010, the Average Catholic Elementary School Tuition was $5,858 (in 2015 Dollars)

Changes in private school enrollment may have to do with the widespread closures of Catholic schools, which had relatively low tuitions.

EdStat: At Best, Increasing Pre-K Enrollment by 10 Percent Would Raise a State’s Standard Adjusted NAEP Score by a Little Less Than 1 Point Five Years Later

According to new analyses, the positive associations between NAEP scores and earlier pre-K enrollment are small and typically not statistically significant.

Accreditation’s Insidious Impact on Higher Education Innovation

While Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions.

Pre-K Helps Test Scores in Short Run But Hurts Them Later

The hard reality is that the process of human development is complex and highly varied, so we just don’t know the optimal arrangements for all children.

A Charter Sector Godfather Steps Back

Linda Brown this week announced she was stepping down as CEO of Boston-based Building Excellent Schools.

EdStat: For the Past 50 Years, Roughly One in 10 U.S. Families Has Chosen to Enroll Their Children in Private School

Has expanding income inequality led to an increased concentration of affluent families at private schools?

Are Teacher Preparation Programs Interchangeable Widgets? An Interview With Paul T. von Hippel

States have imposed a variety of rules on teacher candidates and the programs that seek to license them, with the goal of ensuring that all new teachers are ready to succeed on their first day in the classroom. New research challenges the very assumptions underlying these efforts.

Straight Up Conversation: Leading Educators Departing CEO Jonas Chartock

Leading Educators is a nonprofit working with over 700 teacher leaders to transform professional learning for over 2,400 teachers.

EdStat: From 2002 to 2017, the Percentage of Four-Year-Olds Enrolled in State Pre-K Rose from 14 Percent to 33 Percent

But is government-funded pre-K the surest way to provide the opportunity for all children to succeed in school and life?

EdStat: Of the 30 Percent of Undergraduate Students Who Did Not Apply for Federal Student Aid in 2011-12, Roughly a Third were Likely Eligible for Pell Grants

For the purpose of awarding need-based aid, what matters most is increasing financial aid applications among those most likely to be eligible for financial aid.

More Evidence That Benefits of Government-Funded Pre-K Are Overblown

Supporters of increased investments in state pre-K need to confront the evidence that it does not enhance student achievement meaningfully, if at all. It may, of course, have positive impacts on other outcomes.

EdStat: School Districts with Higher Child Poverty Levels Have Lower FAFSA Completion Rates—About 3 Percentage Points for Every 10-Percentage-Point Difference in the Child Poverty Rate

Students in relatively affluent districts are more likely to have access to the one-on-one assistance that helps students submit the FAFSA, enroll in college, and receive more financial aid.

Straight Up Conversation: Nat Malkus on What’s Next for Teachers’ Unions After Janus

Nat Malkus is a resident scholar in education policy at AEI.

In the News: Once Known For English Immersion, Charter Network Remakes Itself

The UNO Charter School Network, now Acero Schools, has made the transition away from the English immersion approach to educating its mostly Latino student body.

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EdStat: 124 Four-Year Private Nonprofit Colleges have Closed in the Past 25 Years, According to Data from the National Center for Education Statistics

Many higher-education experts are concerned that more closures may be looming.

Where Education Reform Goes from Here

Education reform may be down, but it’s surely not out.

EdStat: Around the World, There are Approximately 264 Million Children Not in School

Another 330 million are in school but not learning.

FAFSA Completion Rates Matter: But Mind the Data

When it comes to analyzing completion rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), it is important to address several measurement challenges.

What Do a Musician, Actor, and Teacher All Have in Common? Guided Instruction

Detailed lesson guides are an effective way to approach instructional design and an empowering way to support teachers.

Why We Get Tech-Enabled Personalized Learning Wrong

Steve Peha explains why digital representations and skill mappings can’t account for the varied ways kids learn

EdStat: In 2003-04, the Percentage of Black and Hispanic Students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Dropped to 3.5 Percent

In 1997-98, the percentage of black and Hispanic students at TJ was at a high of 9.4 percent schoolwide.

In the News: In Reversal, PBC Schools Chief Says to Exclude Charters in Tax Push

In Palm Beach County, Florida, the school board is hoping to raise over $150 million a year in additional property tax revenues while preventing local charter schools from receiving any of the funds.

40 Years After the Bakke Decision, What’s the Future of Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Colleges need to be ready for a world in which considering race in college admissions is no longer legal.

EdStat: According to American Teacher Panel Data, More than 90 Percent of Teachers Reported Using Google to Find Lessons

More than 70% reported using TeachersPayTeachers and Pinterest to find lessons.

In the News: Lessons Learned by Taking in Refugee School Children in Florida

On the John Batchelor show, Paul E. Peterson talks about research on what happens when a school enrolls refugee students, and in particular, how this affects the non-refugee children who had already been attending the school.

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