APM Reports

Recent Stories

Louisiana ends policy that held thousands of students back a grade or more

Students held back were at high risk of dropping out.

Liberal arts face uncertain future at nation’s universities

Programs are being cut to make way for degrees with “clear career pathways.”

Giving parents more freedom to choose doesn’t guarantee better schools

Other countries offer clues about how effective nationwide school choice would be in the U.S.

“I never want to be in a neighborhood where I’m shot at again.”

A first-generation college graduate reflects on moving up America’s class ladder

Are America’s colleges promoting social mobility?

Economists dig into the data to understand which schools are doing the most to help revive the American Dream

Schools prove soft targets for hackers

Cybersecurity is a growing concern as schools collect an increasing amount of data on students.

High schools push few students with disabilities to consider college

Most students with disabilities can make it to and through college, but are hindered by low expectations.

Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

Most American students practice "active shooter" drills in school. Less than one in a million of them will need it.

A college degree, or your money back

A growing number of colleges and universities are guaranteeing a job after graduation