Education Policy Department - AEI


As Congress considers reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, what are some areas of bipartisan agreement about how to increase college completion and ensure accountability?

Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun discusses his recent book, “Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (MIT Press, 2017), with AEI’s Brent Orrell and Stan Veuger.

Join AEI and leading scholars for drinks and a debate on whether Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX regulations on sexual harassment are a step in the right direction. After listening to the debaters’ arguments, attendees will vote to decide the winner.

Wherever we allow CTE programs in schools with more struggling kids to be second-rate, as appears the case in Baltimore, we will withhold sorely needed help from those who need it most.

Sen. Bernie Sanders new education plan would be radical even for his beloved Scandinavia, and the plan fails to focus on giving colleges a stronger incentive to keep tuition affordable or making sure their students graduate.

South Dakota via Shutterstock

Earlier this year, South Dakota enacted a new law intended to counter the stifling orthodoxy that weighs so heavily on the nation’s colleges and universities.

American observers are often envious of Australia’s higher education system, which provides students with deferred tuition and generous loan repayment terms.

Here are four common pitfalls for school leaders and how to avoid them from Kristyn Klei Borrero, a principal-turned-CEO.

2020 Democratic presidential candidates and education policy | IN 60 SECONDS

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden’s 2020 education agenda is the most liberal in presidential history. But compared to other Democratic candidates, it looks centrist — even modest.

In under two minutes, DJ Pryor’s viral video effectively highlights the profound importance of the day-in-day-out interactions that build strong relationships and strong brains. It shows how children learn to talk and how the foundation for “grade-level reading” is laid.

High school graduation, @shannonfieldsphoto via Twenty20

Ambitious statistical targets like a 90 percent graduation rate, especially when sought quickly, are dangerous because they are as likely to produce empty victories as improved outcomes.

An aircraft mechanic student practices her craft, @rebekah via Twenty20

The North Bennet Street School (NBSS) is not exactly a “model” for schools and community colleges seeking to step up on career and technical education. But, from its curation of student networks to its disciplined sense of mission to its instructional approach, NBSS clearly has valuable lessons to teach.

Classroom with students and teacher, @Sphotography via Twenty20

I recently got another chance to interview Paul Banksley, the edu-visionary and founder of Tomorrows Are for Tomorrow. Here’s what he said.

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