If You Build It, They Will Come: New Evidence on Latino Families’ Use of Early Care and Education

High quality pre-kindergarten programs can provide sizable benefits for young children and their families. For Hispanic families, early education can have strong effects on children’s school readiness, according to new research.

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What We've Learned So Far About Expanding Pre-K

Earlier this year, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced plans to provide high-quality pre-kindergarten to every four-year-old child in the city.

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Do Vouchers Lead to Greater Learning? Depends Where (and When) You Look

At the center of the current education policy debate is the use of school vouchers to directly pay for children to attend whichever school they want. But what is the evidence on their effectiveness?

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Common Core Revisions: What Are States Really Changing?

Betsy DeVos' nomination for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education has reenergized some time-tested education policy debates, including the Common Core State Standards. One of the most persistent questions is about revisions to the standard.

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Inclusion Matters for All Students

More than half of students who are classified as having an intellectual disability are educated in classrooms segregated from their non-disabled peers. It doesn't have to be this way.

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When it Comes to Publicly Funded Preschool, Are We Asking the Wrong Questions and Getting the Wrong Answers?

As enrollment in publicly funded preschool grows, many policymakers are asking, "Does publicly funded preschool work?" Unfortunately, determining whether publicly funded preschool "works" is harder than it sounds.

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College for All? Then Create Better Pathways for Low-Income Adults

This month, more than three million college students across the nation will heave a sigh of relief and celebrate having gotten to graduation day. They know their chances of getting a job and earning at least a middle-class living are much better with a college credential than without one, as recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

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How Zika Presents a Teachable Moment for Caring for Children with Disabilities

The Zika virus epidemic, first observed in Brazil in Spring of 2015, has spread to 43 countries and territories in the Americas. Although Zika has relatively mild clinical symptoms in adults and children, the disease has been linked to neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Zika also has been connected to thousands of cases of microcephaly in infants throughout the Americas.

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The Long Reach of Inclusive Education

Across the globe, many students with disabilities face challenges in accessing high-quality education. Longstanding misconceptions exist regarding the capabilities of children with intellectual, physical, sensory, and learning disabilities to benefit from formal education. These misunderstandings have, for generations, driven educators to deny these students access to formal schooling.

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Fighting Data Poverty: How Simple Technologies Can Make Research on Marginalized Communities Easier for Everyone

As researchers dedicated to the public good, part of our mandate is to ensure that marginalized communities receive the research attention they need and deserve.

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