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February 12, 2015

Inequality and Education

Public schools were once the engines of social and economic mobility in the U.S., but that is no longer the case. In fact, the very design of our education system is in many ways contributing to the nation's growing income inequality.

February 06, 2015

Narrowing the Achievement Gap Would Add $10 Trillion to GDP by 2050

One study after another has shown a wide educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in the United States. This prompted researchers at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a group focused on narrowing inequality, to study and conclude that if America could improve education performance for the average student, everyone would benefit.

January 15, 2015

More People Report Having Taken Arts Classes, Survey Shows

Nearly 90 percent of arts education is funded by the government, according to a series of new reports from the National Endowment for the Arts.

October 08, 2014

Nevada Schools Wish the Economy Would Stop Recovering

The recent surge in population around Clark County and Las Vegas has caused a headache for a district unable to provide enough space and resources for students.

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

August 14, 2014

Jobs Report: An Education Imperative

The lingering unemployment crisis points to need for young people to develop the skills needed for the workplace.

August 04, 2014

Private Fund Created to Support Rural Communities

The $10 billion private fund will support infrastructure projects in rural areas.

July 22, 2014

In 25 Years, U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Kids Count Analysis Finds

Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.

June 13, 2014

College: The Key to Prosperity - or Is It?

A look at Switzerland's vocational education system and what the United States could stand to learn from their success.

June 06, 2014

American Schools - Back to 'Separate But Equal'?

Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.

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