Clare McCann


Million Records Project Raises as Many Questions as Answers

Last month, the Student Veterans of America (SVA), together with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Student Clearinghouse, released a host of new data on veterans’ higher education outcomes. The Million Records Project report, published by SVA, made use of previously unavailable data to show that more than half of veterans in a… Read more »

Ryan Budget Brings Little New to the Table on Education

fiscal year 2015 proposed budget. The budget, if the House adopts it, would serve as that chamber’s 2015 budget resolution, establishing spending and revenue targets for the upcoming fiscal years. (The Senate has already decided not to pass a budget resolution, so even if the House version passes, there will be no joint fiscal year… Read more »

The Department of Ed Needs Bang for its Buck in Preschool Development Grants

early childhood education. According to the Department of Education, the dollars will be used for a competition to promote systems-building for high-quality early learning, similar to the Preschool Development Grants program included in President Obama’s original pre-K proposal last February. The last few years have shown substantially more focus from the Department of Education, as… Read more »

Pre-K’s Wave of the Future

A new approach to financing early education could mean taxpayers lose out if pre-K programs don’t meet specific targets. The plans, called social impact bonds, offer the government a less risky way to fund early intervention services, by collecting upfront costs from private investors and returning their dollars (plus some) if the programs are successful…. Read more »