According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ August 2023 pulse panel, 60% of public schools were utilizing a “community school” or “wraparound services model” at the start of this school year—up from 45% last year.
Across the U.S., public schools lack the resources to track their facilities and operations, resulting in missed opportunities to ensure equitable access to high quality learning environments.
Here is how smart education policy can make community colleges drivers of economic mobility, employment, and dynamism in local communities.
“Permitting reform” may not sound sexy, but it is critical if the federal government wants to meet its clean energy and climate goals.
If education policymakers are committed to supporting the “whole child,” then they need more measurements than just test scores or graduation rates.
Children are born ready to play and explore the world around them – education policy should nurture this curiosity, not stifle it.
We always knew that healthy children do better in school. Now we have rigorous empirical research to back it up.
Now academically challenging, kindergarten creates longstanding learning divisions between students who do or do not attend.
To make communities safer and law enforcement officers more successful, the Biden-Harris Administration should create a national minimum standard for entry-level academy training.
Housing costs have ballooned, far outpacing the broader cost of living in the U.S. Addressing the housing crisis is a bipartisan issue.
Accurate death reporting is necessary for public health surveillance, timely health interventions, and reduction in avoidable deaths, but our current system is disjointed and disorganized.
Adequate resources, shelter, and opportunities for people to secure permanent housing are critical for alleviating homelessness and reducing recidivism rates.