Evaluating Proposed Changes to Pell Grants

Policymakers and advocates are taking two varying approaches to reform the federal Pell grant program.

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.

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.

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.

Pricing “Free College”

Elizabeth Warren's plan and other variants of free college could result in disproportionate benefits to high-income families.

Which Households Hold the Most Student Debt?

To understand student debt forgiveness proposals, it helps to understand who holds that debt.

We Made an Important Correction to Our Student Debt Analysis

Sometimes following the data requires us to acknowledge mistakes and fix them.

Going Beyond Test Scores to Measure School Quality

A new study aims to identify broader measures of student achievement in public high schools with historically underserved students.