Stepping out in style

Welcome to the Center’s newly redesigned web site! After three and half years and 900 pages of reports, stories, and studies, we knew we were starting to look like Grandma’s cyber-attic. So we’ve swept out the old NAEP scores and outdated reports, polished our treasures like research reviews on drop outs and class size, and

Lost summer time

Summertime and the living may be getting a little easier for kids than they thought it would, but they could well pay for it in the fall. The New York Times  reports this morning that deficits are prompting thousands of school districts to reduce or eliminate summer school. While it’s difficult to get exact numbers, large