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News July 3, 2023

Financial Times: Millions of US borrowers brace for the return of student debt payments

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, said some degree of economic cooling should be welcome, with consumer spending …
June 14, 2019

Does Head Start Work? The Debate Over the Head Start Impact Study, Explained

Early childhood education improves school readiness and has impacts not only into adulthood, but on the next generation, according to commentary by Fellow Laur…
News April 18, 2018

Why We Need to Help Kids Go to College Wherever They Want

Abigail Wozniak
Limited college access is an issue that impacts students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from both rural and urban communities. In this op-…
News January 9, 2018

We Need More Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

In this op-ed, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh and Senior Research Assistant Becca Portman discuss the talent pipeline for STEM fields and how expandin…
Commentary June 28, 2017

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Testifies on Useful, Usable and Relevant Data in Education Research

On June 28, 2017, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on "Exploring Opportunities to Strengthe…
June 17, 2015

What Increasing Education Will and Will Not Do for Earnings and Earnings Inequality

Melissa S. Kearney | Lawrence H. Summers | Brad Hershbein
Scholars and public commentators have recently debated the impact of education on earnings and earnings inequality. Some have argued that improving education i…
Commentary January 20, 2015

Comments by Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives

Sandy Baum | Judith Scott-Clayton
Previous Hamilton Project authors Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton comment on President Obama's recent proposal to eliminate tuition for America's c…
Commentary January 9, 2015

Harry Holzer Comments on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives

Harry J. Holzer
Recent Hamilton Project author Harry Holzer provides commentary on two new initiatives by President Obama for expanding college opportunities and training for …
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