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The American Enterprise Institute hosts an event on reforming career and technical education in high schools and community colleges.

 

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Please join us at AEI for a research conference on an upcoming edited volume on the history, promise, and future of prison education and reentry programs in the United States.

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Join AEI for a presentation by photojournalist Chris Arnade, followed by a discussion with early-childhood expert Katharine Stevens on the challenges facing families in “forgotten America.”

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I recently had the chance to chat with National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik about her thoughts on teaching, and how one nurtures open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.

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Twelve years after starting college, four in ten student borrowers have made zero progress paying down their federal loans.

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Despite a national emphasis on the role of the bachelor’s degree for economic success, many associate and certificate programs provide valuable routes into the middle class.

 

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In many places, perhaps the most important mission for civic leaders is to provide the persistence, patience, and maturity that can help turn a vicious cycle into a virtuous one.

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The percent of post-secondary students receiving Pell Grants is an imperfect measurement for low-income status. Limitations of the “Pell proxy” affect its reliability, especially when used to draw conclusions about admissions and recruiting practices at particular universities or categories of schools.

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In this episode of the “New Skills Marketplace” podcast, Andy Smarick (AEI) and John Bailey (AEI) sit down with Matthew Sigelman from Burning Glass Technologies.

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It seems remarkable that at a school as large as Harvard, with resources greater than many small countries, it could not provide ideological diversity.

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Policymakers should be shifting public resources toward individualized outreach to prospective students, their families, teachers, coaches and employers.

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Today, let’s set aside the Beltway stuff to talk a bit about that sign and what lately strikes me as the remarkably promiscuous use of that term—white supremacist—in education circles.

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Just because picking a school for children is daunting to parents doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t get to make the choice themselves.  We need to help them.

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