Advocates and educators are calling for the use of standardized assessments to diagnose the impact of the shutdown on student learning when school resumes this fall. An assessment expert explains why we shouldn’t, and offers alternatives.
Austerity, Subsistence, or Investment: Will Congress and the President Choose to Bail Out Our Children’s Future?
NEPC Review: Comparing Ed Reforms: Assessing the Experimental Research on Nine K-12 Education Reforms (EdChoice, April 2020)
NEPC Review: Financial Crisis Looming for K-12 Schools? Flexibility Needed, Not Bailouts (Heritage Foundation, April 2020)
NEPC Review: A Roadmap to Fix Arizona School Finance: Steering the Grand Canyon State Toward Fairness and Innovation in K-12 Education (Reason Foundation, February 2020)
NEPC's Blog Post of the Day features a selection of interesting and insightful blog posts that apply a researcher perspective to important education policy issues. The views expressed by the bloggers are entirely their own. If you have read or written a research-related blog that you would like to have considered for reposting as a Blog Post of the Day, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Frank Adamson About the Privatization of Public Education
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The Schools of Opportunity that we recognize will serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity.
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