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Nguyen, Anh; Gavel, Sidney; Delgado-Medrano, Manu – Progressive Policy Institute, 2023
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and as many as a third of Americans have some type of criminal record. Upon reentry, individuals with a justice history, whom referred as returning citizens, face significant barriers to economic security and reintegration into their communities. Among the most formidable barriers…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Barriers, Entrepreneurship
Maag, Taylor – Progressive Policy Institute, 2023
Just decades ago, the internet was an entirely new concept, but it's become second nature for billions of people and is now embedded into daily life across the world. While the internet is old news, there are recent technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the cloud that have gone from niche, specialized roles in the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Technological Literacy
Pankovits, Tressa – Progressive Policy Institute, 2022
In August, the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) released the grimmest "Nation's Report Card" in 20 years. Between 2020 and 2022, America's students dropped five points in reading and seven points in math. At a time when there is empirical evidence that America's students are struggling -- the NAEP scores are just one…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Gains, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Attitudes
Langhorne, Emily – Progressive Policy Institute, 2018
On November 8, 2016, while the rest of the world anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, a subset of voters with a keen interest in education had their eyes on Massachusetts. This was the day Bay Staters would vote on Ballot Question 2, a proposal to raise the state's cap on public charter schools by up to 12 new schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Suburban Schools, Charter Schools, Public Schools
Osborne, David – Progressive Policy Institute, 2012
Today some 5,600 charter schools are in operation, with more than two million students. Some critics persist in a fruitless argument that these schools have failed, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. But regardless of your opinion about them, charter schools are here to stay. Those concerned about public education should quit debating…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Public Education, Educational Improvement
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C.; Ableidinger, Joe – Progressive Policy Institute, 2011
Though controversy rages about the overall contribution of charter schools to U.S. education reform, few doubt that a subset of charter schools has achieved extraordinary results with disadvantaged students. Relative to the enormous need for quality education, the number of children served by the best charter schools is far too low. Numerous…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Change, Change Strategies