Balancing school budgets in a time of shortfalls is a thankless job. Whatever gets cut will nonetheless have its champions, many of whom are willing to let their unhappiness known. Really loud. But one of the nation’s largest school districts is meeting this challenge with a new app that gives the community a channel for
CPE has worked with the Data Quality Campaign a number of times to shed light on how and why student data is collected and used. They’ve answered many of the most common questions in this handy infographic, which you can click to enlarge.
Last fall, we introduced the first installment of a series that examined the characteristics and outcomes of high school graduates who don’t go on to college. We called it The Path Least Taken because, much to our surprise, the percentage of students who had not advanced to college by the time they turned 26 was
In an issue report authored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), federal child care subsidies were vastly underused in fiscal year 2011. The report found that of the population of children eligible (i.e., 14.3 million in 2011), 83 percent
Public schools are excelling. Public schools are in the toilet. It seems like the rhetoric around public education in America these days goes from one extreme to the other, divorced from any history or context. The reality, as always, is more nuanced. There are public schools that rival the most prestigious establishments in the world