Education & Culture

focuses on formal and informal education from early childhood to post-secondary education and lifelong learning as well as a range of cultural institutions, including the arts, sport, media, and other cultural institutions. Research in this area focuses on enhancements in pedagogy, teacher training, and educational administration as well as improvements in the functioning and effectiveness of cultural organizations.

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  • American policy on early childhood education & development: Many programs, great hopes, modest impacts - Summary. The primary motivation for this Spotlight section on early childhood programs is to assess whether and to what degree they are successful in promoting the development and school readiness of children from poor families. Conflicting claims abound over the effectiveness of public programs such as Head Start and state-funded prekindergarten (pre-K) and whether they are […]
  • Reforming Head Start for the 21st century: A policy prescription - Summary. Head Start was born in 1965 as a federal program that aimed to lift America’s neediest children out of poverty and enhance their lifetime opportunities. Today, Head Start continues to play an important role in our nation’s early learning and development system; it serves nearly 1 million children and remains the only preschool option for […]
  • Launching Preschool 2.0: A road map to high-quality public programs at scale - Summary. Head Start and other publicly funded preschool programs are some of the most popular government programs in the United States, and in recent years officials have explored expanding public preschool and making it universal. However, several recent large-scale studies have raised questions about the benefits of these programs for participants and for society, as well […]
  • Home visiting programs: Four evidence-based lessons for policymakers - Summary. Home visiting programs (HVPs) aim to help low-income parents enhance their parenting skills and improve a host of early health and developmental outcomes for young children. Over the past five decades, numerous HVP models have been developed and implemented, albeit with modest or even null results, according to meta-analyses and comprehensive reviews. In 2010, in […]
  • Reimagining accountability in K–12 education - Summary. Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, American policymakers have relied primarily on outcome-based accountability in the form of high-stakes testing to improve public school performance. With NCLB supplanted in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act—which gives states far greater discretion in the design of accountability systems—the time […]
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Resources

Knowing when to nudge in education

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Education & Culture, Resources|

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brown-center-chalkboard/posts/2015/08/06-behavioral-nudges-education-castleman

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Media

Why have homework? Beneath a pillar of our education system lies a troubling uncertainty

By |August 12th, 2015|Categories: Education & Culture, Media, Read|

http://sigmundcarlandalfred.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/why-have-homework-beneath-a-pillar-of-our-education-system-lies-a-troubling-uncertainty/

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