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AEI hosts a conference examining education in America 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education II decision.

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Katherine Bradley of the CityBridge Foundation visits AEI to discuss how the boom in education technology and adaptive-learning software is revolutionizing schools and learning.

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The US Department of Education (DOE) recently announced the winners of $157 million in grants through the department’s Charter School Program (CSP).

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More aid, higher tuition prices. That’s why simply pouring more aid into the system won’t create affordable college. To get there, we need reforms that actually change the incentives for colleges.

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Instead of launching a costly and unproven program for 4-year-olds, California should invest in helping vulnerable, young children in the home and in child care.

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Fixing schools is at the top of most cities’ priority lists.  “Measuring Up: Educational Improvement and Opportunity in 50 Cities,” released today by the Center on Reinventing Public Education,  provides city leaders with a tool, and a dose of hope, in that effort.

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Simply put, if schools cannot cover their capital costs, they cannot serve families and students.

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School choice advocates have grown adept at passing voucher programs, but to truly succeed, they need to focus on the supply side by getting betters means of financing into the hands of school entrepreneurs.

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President Barack Obama listens as US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces his resignation in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington October 2, 2015. Reuters

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s seven-year tenure was significant on many fronts — for better and worse.

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Private school choice programs could do a much better job deferring schools’ capital, infrastructure, and other fixed costs. If we want school choice programs to transform the educational landscape, they have to be able to create and expand high-quality schools, which the current funding arrangement does not allow.

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Arne Duncan at Parklawn Elementary, US Dept of Education Flickr.

Duncan simultaneously exploited and fractured the bipartisan goodwill that had greeted him in 2009.

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Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education II that schools must integrate “with all deliberate speed.”

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