Do the issues that define “old age” really begin at 65? Although Americans are living longer, other changes in health status and workforce behavior could be used to argue that age 65 is too late to begin to worry about the challenges of an aging population.
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28 Jan 2015
Successive federal efforts to tackle the entrenched challenges of persistently low-performing schools have fallen far short of their goal. In this blog post, Kerstin Le Floch and Catherine Barbour offer three ways ESEA can build capacity in low-performing schools.
23 Jan 2015
In this blog post, AIR's Peter Cookson outlines five things he thinks were missing from President Obama's State of the Union speech, including high quality teachers for all students, safe and supportive school environments, and systematic education and career counseling.
15 Jan 2015
The 114th Congress needs to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—but this time, no silver bullets or artificial deadlines. As Sara Wraight argues in this blog post, real education reform will take many years, and it’s time to go long.
13 Jan 2015
Last Friday, President Obama announced a plan to make community college free for millions of students. Andrew Gillen and Thomas Weko argue the pros and cons of the plan.
12 Jan 2015
Our Education Policy Center's Up for Vote blog series explores much needed Congressional action to reauthorize the framework legislation for federal education policy. Our recommendations reflect years of research and direct work with states and districts to improve schooling.
9 Jan 2015
States, districts, and teachers identify a need for professional learning that enables Career and Technical Education teachers to help their students meet new standards, and to respond more effectively to shifts in policy and requirements. This brief outlines the most-needed training topics, the challenges to meeting these needs, and the learning opportunities that work best.
5 Jan 2015
The Obama administration took a step toward the President’s planned college ratings system on December 19, releasing a 24-page “Framework” for college ratings. In this blog post, Tom Weko asks, "Are the Department of Education's college ratings likely to become an enduring feature of the nation’s higher education landscape?"