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Research on how to maximize the effectiveness and equity of public preschool has not kept pace with the growth of these programs.
Median earnings for adults with professional degrees are almost twice as high as those for bachelor’s degree holders.
Spending on instructional materials decreased more than 30 percent in Oklahoma and Kentucky over the past 15 years.
In the wake of March Madness, Urban Institute researchers reflect on the financial costs of intercollegiate sports.
Changing the definition of an "education desert" reveals different areas that lack access to education.
Does earning multiple postsecondary credentials guarantee success in the labor market?
In the next Higher Education Act, Congress could design a system that will better serve both student loan borrowers and taxpayers.
Many states are developing innovative strategies to break down financial barriers for students.
Recent Urban Institute analysis shows that 1 in 5 black students attend schools that don’t offer calculus.
Research on private school choice has focused on short-term outcomes like test scores and parent satisfaction.

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