Where can a math or English or history teacher go to discover ways to integrate and assess college and career readiness standards and skills in their classes? In this blog post, AIR's Catherine Jacques suggests working with career and technical education teachers, who have used this kind of instruction for decades to bring real-world learning into their classrooms.
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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.
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?"
10 Dec 2014
New U.S. Department of Education draft rules aim to hold teacher-training programs accountable for the quality of their graduates. In this blog post, Marianne Lemke discusses what's at stake.
1 Dec 2014
With government-supported preschool alive, recovering from the recession, and growing again at the state level, Susan Muenchow offers three central questions when considering preschool expansion.
19 Nov 2014
Getting a job is about more than academic performance. In this blog post, Kimberly Kendziora discusses the growing body of research on the importance of social and emotional skills, such as self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills.