Tag Archives | college and career readiness

Are we on the verge of a mass Common Core repeal?

Emmanuel Felton, Hechinger Report, December 19, 2014   Last month’s election spells trouble for the Common Core, a set of expectations for what students should know in English and math by the end of each grade. With the standards increasingly being assailed by conservatives as an unwanted federal intrusion into public education , the Republican sweep […]

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Social Programs that Work

Ron Haskins, Brookings Institute Up Front, December 1, 2014   As I argue in my new book, Show Me the Evidence (co-authored with Greg Margolis), the last six years have seen the most impressive expansion of evidence-based policy in the history of federal social programs. The Obama administration has launched a series of evidence-based initiatives […]

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Leaders and Laggards: Minnesota’s report card on K-12 education effectiveness

Minnesota Academic Achievement Relative to other states, student performance in Minnesota is very strong—the state ranks among the highest in the nation. Fifty-nine percent of 4th graders score at or above the proficient level on the NAEP math exam, 17 percentage points above the national average. Academic Achievement for Low-Income and Minority Students Minnesota earns […]

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The Typical Household with Student Loan Debt

Beth Akers, Brookings Brown Center on Education Policy, June 19, 2014 As some scholarsi  have pointed out, the popular narrative around crushing student debt burdens is inconsistent with the reality for most borrowers.  In 2010, 13 percent of households making payments on student loan debt had a balance of more than $50,000 and only three percent […]

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