Closing schools to improve student achievement is, at best, a “high-risk/low-gain” strategy.
NEPC Review: Gender Identity Policies in Schools: What Congress, the Courts, and the Trump Administration Should Do
NEPC Review: Differences by Design? Student Composition in Charter Schools with Different Academic Models
Blog Posts of the Day
NEPC's Blog Post of the Day features a selection of interesting and insightful blog posts that apply a researcher perspective to important education policy issues. The views expressed by the bloggers are entirely their own. If you have read or written a research-related blog that you would like to have considered for reposting as a Blog Post of the Day, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Learning (IDEAL) uses collaborations and strategic communication of research to assist policy makers, educators, the media, and the public in understanding research related to equity and racial diversity with the goal of advancing opportunities and school success for all students.
Schools of Opportunity
The National Education Policy Center seeks to identify and recognize excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps and build on student strengths by creating and supporting engaging learning opportunities for all their students.
The Schools of Opportunity that we recognize will serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity.
2017 Applications Currently Under Review.
Experts: NEPC Fellows have a wide range of expertise bearing on education policy issues. They also have considerable experience speaking with members of the media, policy makers, and community members about their work. Search for topic-area experts using the drop-down menu below, and feel free to contact a fellow directly.