What does PIAAC tell us about skills gap among people with learning disabilities?

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice reported, in 2001, that within the juvenile justice population 70% suffer from learning disabilities and 33% are reading below the 4th grade level. Almost two decades after that report, the situation has not substantially improved, and the school-to-prison pipeline has not been stopped. The 2012/14 PIAAC survey shows that the

Mapping NAEP 8th Grade Math Achievement through the EDGE Program: What Do We See?

Education statistics are on the map. This was the theme of the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference (July 25-27, 2018), “Visualizing the Future of Education through Data.” The EDGE program is a collaborative product between the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the U.S. Census Bureau. To make data informative and intuitive to parents,

The value of a college degree

Last week, the Center for Public Education released a comparative study of international college attainment rates, which reinforced what other research has found: a smaller proportion of America’s twenty and thirty-somethings are getting college degrees than other countries and their own parents. There are myriad reasons behind this decline— we were at one point, the top producer of college graduates in the world—

5 states put time on their side

Five states have entered into a pilot project to add 300 hours of instructional time to the school year.  The participating states — Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee — had each made more school time part of their approved ESEA waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. The Ford Foundation and the National