This is the fifth and final post in New America’s blog series, DLL Data Gaps, and summarizes key findings and recommendations for state policy leaders. Click here to learn more about this project and access the other blogs in the series. Across a variety of domains, states need better data to more equitably serve dual language learners (DLLs) in… Read more »
Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training
The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education meets Tuesday to discuss the future of students at Mount Ida College, the liberal arts college in Newton set to close at the end of the month. Many of its 1,500 students—and incoming ones who had planned to enroll this fall—are unsure where they will complete their degrees. One… Read more »
High-quality teachers are an essential component of an effective pre-K program. After all, young children’s learning depends on the quality of interactions they have and the relationships they form with adults. While there is much debate in the early education field right now about teacher qualifications and preparation requirements, there has been less discussion on… Read more »
At least 25 miles from the nearest campus, they also don’t have internet speeds to study online
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 »