Given the importance of a college education to entering and staying in the middle class and the high cost of obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Who Wins? and Who Pays? are questions being asked today at kitchen tables and in the halls of government throughout the nation. This study shows that the answers are different than what is commonly found in the media.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Ready To Learn program focuses on improving the early literacy skills of low-income children ages two to eight. This case study describes the process.
The purpose of this report is to develop an inflationary cost-of-education index that improves upon measures of inflation previously proposed and used by researchers in the field. This report presents a comprehensive measure of inflation for the prices of school inputs. The methodological approach builds on the same hedonic wage model used in previous work by Chambers (1995b) to develop a geographic cost-of-education index.
This study focuses on two primary research questions: What analytical techniques exist for estimating the cost of an adequate education for special education students? How might these techniques be applied to estimate the cost of an adequate education for special education students in California, and how do these cost estimates compare to what is currently spent on special education students?
Today, nearly 95,000 youth under the age of 21 are in custody in publicly and privately operated facilities in the U.S. Increasingly, youth are finding themselves involved in the juvenile justice system as a result of school-related conduct. Researchers suggest that this trend, known as the “school-to-prison pipeline,” is an unintended consequence of harsh school discipline policies such as “zero tolerance” and referring students to the police or courts for school code violations historically handled by schools.
To date, AIR has written the only report detailing the scope of loan forgiveness and loan repayment financial aid initiatives at the state level. These programs either provide students with loans that can be “forgiven” or repay existing loans if recipients work in designated employment areas upon graduation.