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Article | March 29, 2007 |
Get Mayors in the Schooling Game
By David Harris and Andrew J. Rotherham
The results in Indianapolis make clear that the "mayor as charter school authorizer" model has great potential to have a direct, positive impact on student learning.

PPI | Policy Report | December 21, 2006 |
"Alternative" Charter School Authorizers
By Louann Bierlein Palmer
Louann Bierlein Palmer assesses the quality of alternative charter authorizers including independent state-level charter boards, higher education institutions, municipal offices and nonprofit groups.

PPI | Policy Report | February 10, 2006 |
Put Learning First
By Paul T. Hill
America's public school system needs dramatic change, and that change must start at the top. Paul T. Hill, one of America's foremost education analysts, calls for a radical change in the role of America's school boards.

Teacher Quality

Finding the Teachers We Need
By Frederick M. Hess, Andrew J. Rotherham, and Kate Walsh

Lifting Teacher Performance
By Andrew Leigh and Sara Mead

Grading Teachers
By Andrew Rotherham

Teacher Incentives
By Sen. Tom Carper

Opportunity and Responsibility for National Board Certified Teachers
By Andrew J. Rotherham


Federal Education Policy

Graduation Party
By Bruce Reed

Saving the American Dream

Five Steps to Reform Student Financial Aid
By Art Hauptman

No Pundit Left Behind
By Andrew Rotherham

Fumbling Education Reform


Standards & Accountability

Schools, Race, and Opportunity

When More Isn't Better
By Dr. Paul Kimmelman

Still Separate, Still Unequal

An Educational Mission That Must Not Fail

The Promise of Value-Added Testing
By Jonathan Crane


Innovative Strategies

Idea of the Week: Tax Reform for Higher Education and Training

State of the States: Education

Put Learning First
By Paul T. Hill

Doing More With Less
By Andrew J. Rotherham

The Meaning of Strength
By Tom Carper


Public School Choice & Charters

Get Mayors in the Schooling Game
By David Harris and Andrew J. Rotherham

D.C.'s Charter Experiment: Mixed Grades, Great Promise

Chasing the Blues Away: Charter Schools Scale Up in Chicago
By Robin J. Lake and Lydia Rainey

Texas Roundup: Charter Schooling in the Lone Star State
By Nelson Smith

A Tough Nut to Crack in Ohio: Charter Schooling in the Buckeye State
By Alexander Russo


Special Education

A Bright IDEA

Think Twice: Special Education Vouchers Are Not All Right
By Andrew J. Rotherham and Sara Mead

The Politics of IDEA Funding
By Andrew J. Rotherham

PPI Co-Sponsors Study of Parent Attitudes toward Special Education Programs

Ensuring High Quality Education for Students with Special Needs
By Andrew J. Rotherham


Early Childhood

Idea of the Week: Universal Pre-K

Universal Preschool
By Sen. Tom Carper

Idea of the Week: A National Pre-K Strategy

Open the Preschool Door, Close the Preparation Gap
By Sara Mead

Idea of the Week: Pre-K for a Smart Start


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Where We Stand on Education:

New Democrats support efforts to radically overhaul the industrial-era, factory model of American public education into a new system premised on public school choice, high standards, and accountability, with policies that promote teacher quality, charter schools, and performance-based federal education funding.

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