District size affects estimates of equity in K–12 funding, but better measures might be on the way

New efforts at collecting school-level data could eventually give researchers a more universal measurement of school funding progressivity.

How the gender pay gap affects the earnings premium of college degrees

Women make up a growing share of the college-educated population but are still paid less than men for similar work.

Four things to know about tax credit scholarships for school choice

Research on school choice programs shows limited effects on achievement but positive effects on college enrollment.

What do racial and ethnic wealth gaps mean for student loan policy?

Students of color must often choose between attending lower-priced institutions or taking on more debt.

Local responses to education funding formulas might force incremental change

Nearly all states allocate money to local school districts using an education funding formula.

Using the Higher Education Act to spur change to K-12 education

The Higher Education Act does not govern K–12 education, but it does affect teacher preparation programs.

Are research universities our best tool against rising inequality?

Rebecca Blank explains how research universities are key to broadening the benefits of economic growth.

Which borrowers should be exempt from making payments on student loans?

Policymakers are divided on how much student loan borrowers should pay, and for how long, based on their income.

Do New York City’s school attendance boundaries encourage racial and ethnic segregation?

New York City’s new school chancellor Richard Carranza has vowed to enact policies that will alleviate school segregation.

DeVos misrepresents the evidence in seeking gainful employment deregulation

Gainful employment regulations protect students from exploitation by institutions that do not provide meaningful educational opportunities.