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What Is Education For

Details: What is education for? When I was an undergraduate, a large part of the answer was the cultivation of reason and the suppression of emotion. Education was enlightenment, what the great economist Albert O. Hirschman described as the triumph of the interests …

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Here’s What Free Community College Might Look Like

Details: 1 day ago · Kevin Carey is cited in Inside Higher Ed for his analysis of how the Build Back Better Act will impact Higher Education and Community Colleges if every state is given the same amount of money per student. Here’s how the program would work: states must opt in to participate in the program, which will be funded based on a federal-state partnership.

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Steps for Institutions of Higher Education

Details: Large disparities persist even when education levels are comparable. It is not surprising, then, that the cost of higher education can be an additional source of stress. Grants and scholarships that take into account the full cost of pursuing higher education (tuition, books, lost income, etc.) can increase accessibility.

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This Could Go Very Right or Very Wrong

Details: 1 day ago · Kevin Carey's analysis of the "free community college" aspect of a recent Biden bill is referenced in Inside Higher Education to explain who exactly will pay for "free community college." Different states fund community colleges in different ways. Some use local referenda to approve property tax

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Higher Education in the Election

Details: Americans believe that education beyond high school is necessary for securing economic success but is an increasingly expensive proposition, according to a recent survey of 800 likely voters commissioned by New America about higher education in the presidential election.

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Steps for the Workforce

Details: Abbie Lieberman is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Early & Elementary Education Policy team, where she provides research and analysis on policies that impact children from birth through third grade.

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One Year Later: COVID-19s Impact on Current and Future

Details: For caregiver students, taking care of children while pursuing their education remains the top challenge (84 percent). College students also believe that continuing online education will make it a challenge to learn from peers (75 percent), interact with instructors or professors (74 percent), or access student support services (67 percent).

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Moving On Up: The College Access Problem

Details: 12 rows · In our segregated system of higher education where outcomes differ tremendously, the meager …

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Project GLAD: So Much More to Learn

Details: Project GLAD — which stands for Guided Language Acquisition Instruction — is a model of sheltered English instruction that school districts around the country have used to prepare their teachers to work with English language learner (ELL) students. ((Project GLAD is owned by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), which also houses the program’s National Training Center for

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Growing Up with Undocumented Parents: The Challenges

Details: Beyond deterring early education participation, the fear of parental deportation or actual deportation also negatively affects children’s socioemotional development. According to a recent Latino USA episode, “ The Kids Are Not Alright ,” the chronic, toxic stress related to having unauthorized parents can lead to …

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Challenges in Returning to School Are Real, But Not

Details: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the difficulties inherent in remote kindergarten and points out challenges facing schools as most children prepare to return to in-person learning this fall. While kindergarten is typically viewed as the formal entry into K-12 education, many children slated to attend kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year experienced a very different

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Collection of New America publications identifying the

Details: Like many buzz-words in education, this term has been used to describe a variety of different activities related to the recruitment, development, and retention of educators. New America’s PreK-12 Education team has been working to identify the potential and challenges of micro-credentials in the …

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Launching ARPA-ED for Higher Ed

Details: Across the education spectrum, there's much buzz about how education technology is revolutionizing learning, in particular, the rise of personalized learning through adaptive learning, predictive analytics, and big data in education. In higher education, these new tools have enabled educators, administrators, and …

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New Study Reveals Positive Impacts of Paraeducators on

Details: Photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action. By Amaya Garcia. April 2, 2021. Paraeducators, also known as teaching assistants, play an essential role in supporting student learning. They provide one-on-one assistance to students with disabilities, help manage classroom activities, lead small group

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Building Back Better: A National Jobs Strategy

Details: Our postsecondary education and training systems offer a variety of programs that promise to prepare people for good jobs, with very mixed results. But as the Obama administration’s review of job training programs revealed, some strategies, such as apprenticeship, career pathways, on-the-job training, and sectoral partnerships, have

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Building on Immigrants' Strengths to Improve Their

Details: The last few years have been particularly good ones for advocates of greater investments in early education access. New research, high levels of public support, and new legislative efforts are making it easier than ever to imagine a United States in which high-quality early education is available to all children (albeit with plenty of work still ahead).

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