Education

Contours of the Field: Dual Language Learners and Academic Language

Note: this is the third in a series of posts explaining the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) recent report on the education of dual language learners (DLLs) and English Learners (ELs), Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. To read New America’s initial coverage of the report’s… Read more »

New York’s Free-Tuition Law Redefines the Idea of Universal College Access

This story produced by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Earlier this month, New York became the first state to enact legislation making public colleges and universities tuition-free for low- and middle-income students. The Empire State’s decision to cover tuition at all public colleges and universities extends pledges made… Read more »

How New York’s Free College Plan Could Disrupt Higher Ed Market

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill making the Empire State the first state to cover tuition at all public colleges and universities for low- and income families. New York’s decision to offer free tuition at public colleges follows similar efforts in Chicago, Oregon and Tennessee, where lawmakers have made community college… Read more »