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A 21st Century School System in the Mile High City

Some of the most dramatic gains in urban education have come from school districts using what many call a “portfolio strategy.” Others call it “reinvention,”…

Unleashing Innovation and Growth: A Progressive Alternative to Populism

As Americans choose a new president in 2016, populist anger dominates the campaign. To hear Donald Trump or Senator Bernie Sanders tell it, America is…

Memo to the Presidential Candidates: To Reduce Inequality, Reinvent Public Schools

Growing inequality has emerged as a central issue in the 2016 presidential election. Yet none of you has paid much attention to a major source…

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Money and Schools: Debating Ben Spielberg 50 Years After the Coleman Report

Is “more money” a vital education policy, when compared with other possible changes? Should taxpayers allocate significantly more money to existing K-12 public schools, without…

U.S. News & World Report: The Weapon Against Inequality That 2016 Forgot

If the democratic candidates are serious about combating inequality, they should start by embracing education reform. For education reformers, the 2016 presidential primaries have been…

Education Next: Denver Expands Choice and Charters

Some of the most dramatic gains in urban education have come from school districts using what’s known as a “portfolio strategy.” Under this approach, districts…

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Press Release: PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, 202-775-0106 or ctucker@ppionline.org A Progressive Alternative to Populism PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity WASHINGTON—The…

Student Rights, Judicial Precedent and Why 2016 Could See a Profound Shift in Education Law

A feature for the Center for Civil Justice. Can America’s courts deliver better schools for disadvantaged students? Some students and teachers seem to think so….

What New Data Says about Debt-Free College

New data shows that young people who don’t fit within the current college system are facing great hardship in today’s workforce. This sheds valuable insight…

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