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

By 07/19/2018

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

By 07/19/2018

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

By 07/19/2018

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

By 07/18/2018

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

By 07/18/2018

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

By and 07/18/2018

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

By 07/18/2018

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

By 07/17/2018

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

By 07/16/2018

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.

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