Over the past several decades, the number of young children enrolled in formal, center-based early childhood education, which can include Head Start, state-funded pre-K, and private child care programs, has grown dramatically. For example, while only 23 percent of four-year-olds were enrolled in formal early learning programs in 1968, that number increased to 65 percent… Read more »
Most students in the University of California system don’t pay a dime for tuition—and administrators pull it off without breaking the bank.
The Omnibus bill introduces a new Open Textbook Pilot, investing in projects that create or expand the use of open educational sources.
Federal E-rate money could bring these high-speed connections to rural schools, but funding is elusive
Dominique Baker (@bakerdphd) is a second-year assistant professor of education policy at Southern Methodist University, where her research focuses on student financial aid and equity in higher education. A prolific scholar (her CV is available here), her work addresses policy-relevant topics in a way that should be the goal of every assistant professor. (Also, SMU… Read more »
Every year, I take the 68 teams in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament and fill out a bracket based on colleges with the lowest net price of attendance (defined as the total cost of attendance less all grant aid received). My 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 brackets are preserved for posterity—and often… Read more »
A new analysis of 60 studies on teacher coaching finds that benefits dissipate as coaching programs attempt to reach more teachers
Kelly Rosinger (@kelly_rosinger) is a first-year assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State University. Before that, she was an Institute of Education Sciences postdoc at the University of Virginia, where she worked with Ben Castleman’s Nudge4 team applying behavioral interventions to improve the college choice process. An expert in experimental… Read more »
Survey results paint complicated picture of tech in the lives of young kids. Families want better access but also have concerns.
More and more American colleges and universities depend on foreign students to make sure their costs are low. But those students are increasingly going to other countries to study and the current political attitude towards immigrants is partly to blame.