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David Kirp Wins 2014 AERA Outstanding Book Award

The American Education Research Association (AERA) awarded its Outstanding Book Award to Professor David Kirp's 2013 publication, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools (Oxford University Press, 2013). The Outstanding Book Award was… More

New York State Gets Smarter About Prison Education

Corey Matthews is a first-year MPP student at the Goldman School of Public Policy and a regular blogger for the Wire. Photo Credit: Mike Groll/AP So, let me start my spill with the preface that the idea of prison education as a means to enhance rehabilitation and reentry of prisoners into society is not a… More

Expand Pre-K, Not ADHD

The writing is on the chalkboard. Over the next few years, America can count on a major expansion of early childhood education. We embrace this trend, but as health policy researchers, we want to raise a major caveat: Unless we’re careful, today’s preschool bandwagon could lead straight to an… More

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