As the First Step Act is set to release more federal prisoners and Congress considers offering additional inmates financial aid for college, California’s overhaul of prison education offers a blueprint for other states.
When government turns a blind eye, for-profit colleges fail to fulfill promise of a fast path to a new career and leave students in debt
Getting creative with class-period lengths and staffing plans can dramatically reduce class sizes and increase teacher collaboration time
Technology that levels the playing field by keeping every student on track
Special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40% in two decades
In Rhode Island, questions persist about the effectiveness of individualized instruction via laptop
Giving students and educators the positive support they need
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Affirmative action workaround isn't working, researchers find
Just 4 percent of formerly incarcerated people have a bachelor’s degree. Now, a movement to raise that number is gaining momentum as Congress reconsiders a ban on Pell grants for prisoners, and some states seek to prevent universities from barring felons
To smooth transitions from home to pre-K to kindergarten, states must invest in every aspect of early ed
West Virginia educators say working within a high-quality preschool program that emphasizes academic standards, teacher collaboration and family relationships makes it easy to burnish their strong reputation for thoughtfully executed transitions