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Blatz: Biden must make student loan forgiveness a priority — not just for graduates, but for the economy and for long-term fairness

The 74 There is a lot of talk about student loan debt forgiveness right now, but this is actually less about canceling debt and more about investing in workers and the economy while developing sustainable solutions to underlying, systemic problems. Education is a fundamental driver of economic development because it is all about investing in people, and…

‘Window into the soul of our community’: New database will show racial inequity

Pensacola News Journal The public will have a complete snapshot of the area’s data on racial inequity once a new dashboard is completed this year. Achieve Escambia was chosen for an $85,000 grant to build a database from the national StriveTogether Challenge Fund, which aims to improve outcomes for children and families, that would quantify the state of racial…

To move from pandemic to progress, the U.S. should establish an institute for education improvement

The 74 The education sector has been facing a reckoning for some time: Students in the United States consistently underperform on international assessments, and results between demographic groups are persistently and unacceptably uneven. If ever there were a case for continuous improvement, this is it. The continuous improvement process is elegantly simple: It’s a cycle…

Dealbook: How to fix America

The New York Times Since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, schools have failed to eliminate the opportunity gap between Black and white children in America. How do we make schools actually work for all children? The nation has been pondering this question for decades, with answers that have fallen woefully short for poor…