Education

American Center for Transforming Education

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Vaccination concept. Female doctor vaccinating young man
Vaccination concept. Female doctor vaccinating young man

Teachers & Vaccines: Debate & Demands

The emotionally charged feelings surrounding COVID-19, largely linked with politics, are nowhere stronger than in the discussion about K-12 public school reopenings. As we now experience a transition of the U.S. presidency from Republican to Democratic hands, the vastly differing viewpoints remain as strong as ever. Read More ›
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Funny girl fond of chemistry filming video while making experiment
Funny girl fond of chemistry filming video while making experiment

When Remote Learning Works

When the coronavirus took the world by surprise in the early months of 2020, schools were among the first entities to close their doors, ceasing operations as normal. Read More ›
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White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

President Trump Issues Executive Order Expanding Educational Opportunity

President Trump’s December 28 executive order expands educational opportunity by providing emergency learning scholarships to disadvantaged K-12 students to access in-person learning. These grants meet an urgent need among low-income, special needs, and minority students who have been disproportionately affected by school closures. Read More ›
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Plan profit paper cost debt credit bill success tax people armchair chair freelance company owner concept. Side profile view photo of serious pensive analyzing minded economist holding graphs in hand

The Teacher Pay Debate: Examining Teacher Pay (Part 2)

Before jumping on the increase-teacher-pay bandwagon, several factors influencing teacher pay need to be understood. These include the seniority-based salary calculation system, the nine-month work year, and the higher demand for expertise in technical subjects. Read More ›
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Authentic school grounds. School backpacks and bags piled up outside a run down looking classroom. Lesson learning taking place inside room.
Authentic school grounds. School backpacks and bags piled up outside a run down looking classroom. Lesson learning taking place inside room.

A Mass Educational Exodus

School closures began last March, and today over half of K-12 public schools remain closed to in-person learning. According to a report from Bellwether Education Partners, upwards of three million students have cut ties with schooling. Read More ›
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Pensive afro-american teenager sitting on stairs, misunderstanding with parents

School Choice (Part 2): The Great Equalizer

A common presupposition is that school choice options hurt students who remain in traditional public schools. This faulty misconception is at odds with empirical evidence that reveals students in traditional public schools benefit from improvements to their education due to choice-incentivized school competition. Read More ›
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Election Implications for Education

Although other issues, such as the economy, coronavirus, law and order (or the lack thereof), healthcare, and a host of climate-related topics, have taken center stage, the election has implications for education. Read More ›
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pencil eraser

Staggering Learning Loss

Students fortunate enough to have their school move toward a hybrid learning model may begin to return to campus two days per week. However, many districts implementing a hybrid learning format are only allocating four days a week to some form of student learning. Why? Read More ›
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4 year old boy and smashed his piggybank at home

The Great Kindergarten Recession

Parents by the masses have opted to delay kindergarten for their five and six-year-old children. What are the ramifications for the children and our nation’s education system? Read More ›
A humanoid robot waiter carries a tray of food and drinks in a restaurant. Artificial intelligence replaces maintenance staff. The concept of the future. 3D rendering.
A humanoid robot waiter carries a tray of food and drinks in a restaurant. Artificial intelligence replaces maintenance staff. The concept of the future. 3D rendering
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The Future of Work is Coming — Will U.S. Graduates Be Ready?

Will the U.S. education system adequately prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for the future of work? Read More ›