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KIPP's Entry Into Pre-K World Takes Some Adjustment | Education Week

February 2, 2009
KIPP’s preschool classrooms also contribute to the overall growth of early-childhood classrooms in charter schools, suggests Sara Mead, a senior research ...

Obama Stimulus Package Could Mean Funds for Hoggard, Laney | Wilmington Star News

January 31, 2009
That could mean more than $9 million for New Hanover County schools over the next two years, according to the New America Foundation, which analyzed data ...

Friday News Roundup: Week of January 26-30

January 30, 2009

Stimulus Plan Would Increase Money for Education

Teachers' Union Says No To Testing

Massachusetts to Increase Charter School Funding

In Tough Times, States Close Rural Schools

Stimulus Plan Could Add $1 Billion to Georgia Schools | The Atlanta Journal Constitution

January 29, 2009
28, according to an analysis conducted by New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research group. Georgia has about 1.6 million public schools students. ...

Obama Administration Is Urged to Change Federal Education Policy | Chronicle of Higher Education

January 29, 2009
The most recent such report was issued today by the New America Foundation, which labels itself ideologically centrist. Titled “Bridging the Gap: How to ...

Bridging the Gap

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 1:00pm

It is a stark, indisputable fact that many of America's high school graduates are not ready for the rigors of college.  While the nation's secondary schools bear much of the responsibility, colleges and universities have done a poor job of communicating the skills expected of incoming freshmen and an even worse job of providing effective remediation and extended support services to ensure that underprepared students eventually graduate.

College Readiness and Remediation Crisis: New America Foundation's "Bridging the Gap" Report

January 29, 2009
Washington DC -- Today the New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project released a report on America's college readiness and remediation crisis.

Bridging the Gap

  • By
  • Stephen Burd,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Ulrich Boser
January 29, 2009

Far too many students leave high school unprepared for the rigors of college and the workplace. Nearly a third of all incoming freshmen- 42 percent of first-year students at public two-year colleges-require remediation. At some postsecondary institutions, more than 90 percent of first-time freshmen need to take remedial classes before enrolling in courses that count toward their degrees. Remedial courses are offered at 99 percent of public two-year colleges and more than 75 percent of public four-year institutions.

Stimulus Aids Poconos Schools | Pocono Record

January 29, 2009
Spending on education nationwide represents $68 billion of the package, according to the New America Foundation. The money is for modernizing and building ...

The Case for Building Schools

  • By
  • Sara Mead,
  • New America Foundation
January 28, 2009 |

As Congress debates a roughly $825 billion economic stimulus package, many interest groups want to make sure their pet programs get a piece of the action. The education community is no exception.

Various advocates are urging Congress to use the stimulus to fund universal pre-k, expanded after-school programs, education technology, and new teacher compensation packages, among other education initiatives.

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