How to Make Gainful Employment More Inclusive

For gainful employment to work, it needs to cover all eligible programs.

Who Is Taking New Student Loans during the Pandemic?

Student loan lending patterns look different this year.

Student Borrowers with Smaller Debts Should Repay for Fewer Years

As currently structured, income-driven repayment plans have some serious shortcomings.

Understanding the Tax Implications of Student Debt Forgiveness

A new analysis shows the risk of converting education debt into tax debt for many low-income borrowers.

Three Federal Strategies for Driving Equity in Promise Neighborhoods

Programs like Promise Neighborhoods can motivate and align cross-sector efforts and, with some adjustments, reduce inequities in education.

Better Data Use Shows the Depths of the Pandemic Prekindergarten Crisis

An equitable return to prekindergarten requires engaging children and families who did not enroll this fall.

How Are States Funding School Districts in the Wake of Changing Enrollments Caused by COVID-19?

Schools will need robust funding to invest in initiatives that mitigate learning loss in the 2021–22 school year.

Structural Changes to Student Loan Repayment Could Make Forgiveness Work Better for Struggling Borrowers

The current system has gotten increasingly generous for doctors and lawyers with $200,000 in debt while continuing to fail struggling borrowers.

Policymakers Should Consider New Ways to Use Federal Dollars to Help K–12 Students

Federal dollars make up a small share of K–12 education funding, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has likely exacerbated existing inequities in student achievement. An influx of federal dollars could help.

An Equitable Return to Early Education Demands a Smart Approach to Data

Together, current data, rigorous methods, and targeted resources can get American early education back on track.