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Howarth, Robin; Stifler, Lisa – Brookings Institution, 2019
This report addresses the trend of for-profit colleges going exclusively online or contracting with nonprofit (mostly public) colleges to run their online programs. Using results from focus groups of for-profit student borrowers, we explore the risks that this rapid shift entails for students already vulnerable to poor outcomes. The Department of…
Descriptors: Failure, Proprietary Schools, Focus Groups, Outcomes of Education
Escobari, Marcela; Seyal, Ian; Morales-Arilla, José; Shearer, Chad – Brookings Institution, 2019
The United States has posted more than 100 consecutive months of net job gains since the economic recovery began in 2010, making this the longest expansion in seven decades. Yet, for many, wage growth has lagged, leaving many families economically insecure. Meanwhile, job and economic growth continue to accrue in select corners of the nation,…
Descriptors: Regional Planning, Competition, Economic Progress, Labor Force Development
Kasman, Matt; Guyot, Katherine – Brookings Institution, 2019
There is currently a great deal of interest in the potential of reductions in or elimination of the cost of college attendance for students (here referred to as college subsidies) to increase equitable access to higher education. A number of Democratic presidential candidates have advanced proposals for such programs. However, because colleges and…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Grants, Paying for College, Simulation
Hansen, Michael; Levesque, Elizabeth; Valant, Jon; Quintero, Diana – Brookings Institution, 2018
This year's Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the 17th issue overall since its beginning in 2000. The 2018 edition focuses on the state of social studies and civics education in U.S. schools. Like previous editions, which were authored by Tom Loveless, the report comprises three studies: The first chapter examines student…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Comparative Analysis
Harris, Douglas N.; Farmer-Hinton, Raquel; Kim, Debbie; Diamond, John; Reavis, Tangela Blakely; Rifelj, Kelly Krupa; Lustick, Hilary; Carl, Bradley – Brookings Institution, 2018
The price of college is rising, making college feel out of reach for a rising share of Americans. Families can borrow to be sure, but with total student loan debt now above $1 trillion nationally, the situation seems unsustainable. It is no surprise then that in the campaign for U.S. President in the 2016 election, nearly all candidates of both…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Tuition, Costs
Kasman, Matt; Heuberger, Benjamin; Hammond, Ross A. – Brookings Institution, 2018
The lack of basic financial knowledge and skills among youth today is of national concern. American high school students routinely fail tests that evaluate their financial knowledge and are ill-prepared to face important decisions about borrowing, saving, investing, and planning for their financial futures. The consequences of these low levels of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Money Management, State Standards, Academic Standards
Brookings Institution, 2017
The Measuring Early Learning Quality and Outcomes (MELQO) initiative began in 2014 in anticipation of a new global emphasis on early childhood development (ECD). Led by UNESCO, the World Bank, the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and UNICEF, the initiative aims to promote feasible, accurate and useful measurement of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Child Development, Educational Quality
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2017
This Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the sixth and final edition in the third volume and the 16th issue overall. The series began in 2000. As in the past, the report comprises three studies. Also in keeping with tradition, the first section features recent results from state, national, or international assessments; the second…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Mann, Elizabeth – Brookings Institution, 2017
Amid persistent concerns about the well-documented skills gap, community colleges have the potential to provide low-cost, high-quality education and training to students. Robust relationships between colleges and local industry partners are critical to building strong workforce development programs for students. In this context, this toolkit…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship
Putman, Hannah; Hansen, Michael; Walsh, Kate; Quintero, Diana – Brookings Institution, 2016
Public schools are suffering from a well-publicized diversity problem. Minority students make up nearly half of all public school students, yet minority teachers comprise just 18 percent of the teacher workforce. In an effort to address what Slate has described as "the one cause in education everyone supports," school districts across…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, College Attendance, Graduation, Majors (Students)
Putman, Hannah; Hansen, Michael; Walsh, Kate; Quintero, Diana – Brookings Institution, 2016
Public schools are suffering from a well-publicized diversity problem. Minority students make up nearly half of all public school students, yet minority teachers comprise just 18 percent of the teacher workforce. In an effort to address what Slate has described as "the one cause in education everyone supports," school districts across…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, College Attendance, Graduation, Majors (Students)
Gustafsson-Wright, Emily; Gardiner, Sophie – Brookings Institution, 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals) and their associated targets set out by the United Nations in 2015 explicitly seek to address some of the largest challenges facing children around the world. Early Childhood Development (ECD) interventions have been found to improve adult health and education levels, reduce crime, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Low Income Groups, Sustainable Development, Design Requirements
Gustafsson-Wright, Emily; Gardiner, Sophie – Brookings Institution, 2016
The confluence of the agreement on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals) in 2015, and the increased attention being paid to the role of non-traditional actors in contributing to shared prosperity, provide a unique opportunity to focus attention on attempts to identify promising new solutions to the barriers that impede the full…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Low Income Groups, Sustainable Development, Design Requirements
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Brown Center Report (BCR) is number five in the third volume and the 15th issue overall. As is customary, this year's BCR contains three studies. Part one is on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and instruction in math and reading. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data indicate that nonfiction is…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs
Jacobson, Reuben – Brookings Institution, 2016
The institutions of a neighborhood are vital to its health and economic strength, and public schools are one of the most important shared institutions. They function not only as centers for providing education but also as hubs for communities to organize a range of supports and opportunities for children and their families. Reuben Jacobson's…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, School Community Relationship, Community Schools, Place Based Education
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