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During the course of three 90-minute debates between Barack Obama and John McCain the two presidential candidates faced only one question about their approach toward education. That left lots of ground for their education advisers to cover when they squared in their own 90-minute debate at Teachers College, Columbia University
What do we know about how to close the nation's education achievement gap? What do we still need to figure out? The need to provide answers to those questions is the guiding premise of the four "Equity Matters" forums that have been conducted by TC's Campaign for Educational Equity since the beginning of the new year.
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan are leaders in the early childhood education revolution.
Gloria Padilla, an editorial writer at the San Antonio Express News and TC Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media fellow, makes no secret of why she's so interested in writing about community colleges-'"she attended one herself.
Equity Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown v. Board of Ed? Should They?
Since June 2007, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down plans by Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky to maintain racial balance in their public schools, many have seen the nation's education adequacy movement -- the growing wave of lawsuits in state courts that are winning more money for under-funded school districts -- as "the only game in town" for protecting the interests of poor and minority students.
The National Early Childhood Accountability Task Force has released its final report and recommendations for developing a comprehensive assessment system to improve the performance of early education programs. Over the past four years, states have invested more than $1.9 billion in preschool to improve outcomes for children, but few have implemented a comprehensive effort for assessing and improving performance to ensure that early education returns intended results.
ACCESS, an organization based at TC that serves as a national forum for plaintiff attorneys and advocates involved in state school finance lawsuits, has launched its own blog, "EdFunding Matters," which can now be read at http://www.schoolfunding.info/blog/.
Teachers College "has always been an incredibly policy-rich environment," says Sharon Lynn Kagan, who was named TC's first Associate Dean for Policy and head of the newly created Office of Policy and Research (OPR) in 2004. "Now we're making it an easier place to navigate, and that's one more reason why we're becoming the institute of choice both for users of policy research and for policy students."