Unlocking the Future

Rethinking The Racial Achievement Gap

How long do you try a thing before you admit it’s not working and switch up your plan? If you accept the premise that racial achievement gaps have been the driving force to improve academic...

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Can an ‘International Competition’ Argument Still Work for Schools?

Would it really be the worst thing if the U.S. wasn’t on top of the world order? I just read a thought-provoking essay from Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute, which was...

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Education Accountability Can Learn from Health Care

Nearly two decades ago, policymakers on both sides of the aisle came together to establish clear academic expectations for students, assess student progress toward achieving those standards and use...

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A New Educational Future Requires New Allies

When school doors reopened after the prolonged shift to virtual classes sparked by the pandemic, it signaled the end of the once-robust conversation about public education’s woefully inadequate...

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Bold Visions Needed to Solve Pandemic-related Education Setbacks

A new collection of essays by leading education thinkers offers pathways to addressing the devastating impact the pandemic had and continues to have on our nation’s K-12 students. Released today,...

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Nothing About Us Without Us

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on our country’s education system, especially for students of color and those from low-income backgrounds. These inequities existed before COVID-19, but were exacerbated by the...

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