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AEI’s Andrew P. Kelly, College Board’s Jessica Howell, and Seton Hall University’s Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj host a major research conference that explores college match, featuring eight new studies and analyses.

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Charter schools are not monolithic institutions and should not be treated as such.

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Once the pressure from NCLB waivers vanishes, reformers might regret that they didn’t choose a more grounded, bottom-up tack.

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Today’s proficiency measures serve neither the states nor the country well.

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We looked at the diversity of offerings of charter schools to try and see the spectrum of options that a family in a given city might have.

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What do we know about the diversity of charter school options across the country? In this paper, we offer the beginnings of an answer to that understudied question by examining 1,151 charter schools educating more than 471,000 students in 17 different cities.

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One way to break the cycle of poverty nationally is to break the poverty of opportunity locally.

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan participates in an open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans at the Treasury Department in Washington, October 2, 2014.

For all its failings, No Child Left Behind has allowed Duncan to mandate state policy without the inconvenience of legislation.

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Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (C) talks with reporters following the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington June 18, 2013.

Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, will deliver a keynote address on higher education reform, followed by a discussion addressing the opportunities for and obstacles to change.

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An innovative public financing approach known as Pay For Success provides a way to break the cycle of ineffective government spending on social  programs.

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Race to the Top was fueled by admirable intentions, supervised by talented people, and reflected a great deal of sensible thinking on school improvement. In theory, it had much to recommend it. In practice, Race to the Top was mostly a product of executive branch whimsy.

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A panel discussion on how to approach the national problem of poverty.

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