Education

How the Federal Government Can Use More Evidence to Improve Outcomes

Several successful programs demonstrate that prioritizing evidence can positively impact policy effects.

Silver Linings Action Plan

To solve the “quiet crisis” in the civil service, the federal government must improve workforce recruitment.

Righting a Wrong Against Teachers

Thousands of teachers could see loan debt disappear as the Education Department tries to correct a past mistake.

The Black Box of College Admissions

State legislators and the U.S. Education Department are scrutinizing college admissions practices.

Antitrust Law and the Future of the NCAA’s Amateurism Rules

Scholar suggests that the NCAA’s defense of amateurism no longer stands after a recent Supreme Court decision.

Smart Algorithmic Change Requires a Collaborative Political Process

A groundbreaking algorithm designed to optimize school start times meets fierce community resistance.

Defining Equity in Algorithmic Change

When Boston school leaders sought to use algorithms to redesign the bus schedule, equity remained a challenge.

The Curious Bipartisan Push for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Despite its popularity, “evidence-based” policymaking is often less rational than it sounds.

Obama-Era Education Regulations Targeted for Reform

Conservative legal group urges change to education regulations adopted under the previous Administration.

Broadening Access to Postsecondary Education

A recent New York City initiative attempts to remove barriers to higher education.

Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Students with Disabilities

Court unanimously revises its approach to students’ individualized education plans.

The Supreme Court’s 2016–2017 Regulatory Term

Legal scholars and practitioners analyze the Court’s most important regulatory decisions of this past term.