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News May 19, 2024

Axios: America’s school surplus is hurting some students

“A Brookings Institution analysis released Thursday found parents have been turned off from traditional public schooling since COVID for reasons including a de…
News January 17, 2024

WUSF: Charter schools continue to grow across the Tampa Bay area

"Sofoklis Goulas, an economics and education researcher with the Brookings Institution, said the COVID-19 pandemic impacted where families choose to send their…
News January 9, 2024

The 74 Million: Exclusive data: Thousands of schools at risk of closing due to enrollment loss

“In an October paper, Brookings researchers found that over a four-year period that includes the pandemic, about 12% of elementary schools and 9% of middle sch…
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…
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