Changes in School Lunch Reporting Make Achievement Gaps Harder to Measure

Students' receipt of free- and reduced-price lunch is a weak indicator of student poverty.

Administration’s SNAP Proposal Could Affect Free School Lunch—And Now We Know How Much

Schools using the Community Eligibility Provision to provide free lunch to all students could be affected by a recent proposal.

What Should We Be Doing about Student Loans?

The American system of financing college might not be as broken as the headlines make it seem.

Exploring Education Data Reveals Increasing Diversity in Maryland Schools

Urban's Education Data Explorer reveals enrollment trends in Howard County, which is currently discussing redistricting.

Administration’s SNAP Proposal Could Also Limit Access to Free School Lunch

Eliminating broad-based categorical eligibility could cut students and schools off from critical assistance.

Endowments Won’t Solve College Affordability Problems

It’s easy to wonder why anyone has to pay tuition, given the size of some college endowments.

"Free College" Does Not Eliminate Student Debt

Making public college tuition “free” might have a smaller impact on student debt than many expect.

The Morehouse Debt Forgiveness Gift Is Good for Graduates, but Is Not a Model for Public Policy

Morehouse students are far from a representative sample of all student borrowers.

Can We Design Student Loan Forgiveness to Target Low-Income Families?

Proposals to forgive student debt have been criticized for disproportionately benefiting high-income families.

Three Persistent Myths about School Integration, 65 Years after Brown v. Board

Schools across major US cities remain more segregated than neighborhoods.