Category Education Policy

GW WonkCast S3E3-3: Above the Fold

The second episode of Above the Fold covers two pieces of breaking news: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy and the scandal of improperly received diplomas in the D.C. public school system. A report stated one-third of the class of 2017 high school graduates did not meet attendance and graduation requirements, and […]

Op-Ed: Education is Free Like Speech and Beer

Cory Lancaster, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The following is an op-ed and does not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg school. Sorry Bernie, the debate shouldn’t be whether or not higher education is a privilege or a right. It shouldn’t even be whether or not college tuition should be free. […]

GW WonkCast S2E11: American Indian Education

Join us as co-Host Katherine Lundie interviews Melissa Emrey-Arras, the Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), about the state of American Indian education from a program evaluation standpoint. The federal government runs 185 elementary and secondary schools in 23 states for American Indian children that serve over […]

GW WonkCast S2E4: Education Policy and Student Loans

The Perkins federal loan program expired on Sept. 30. In light of this, what is the state of federal loans for education in America? Guest Ashley Walsh, who worked for a federal loan servicer for the Department of Education, joins the GW WonkCast team to discuss education policy and student loans. Listen to hear what […]

GW WonkCast S2E3: Immigration Policy & DACA

Trachtenberg alumni and Policy Analyst at Education Reform Now Janette Martinez joins the GW WonkCast crew to discuss the administration’s efforts to end DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Janette explains what DACA status means for individuals, the […]

The Unintended Consequences of School Takeovers: A Study of Jackson Public School District

Travis Reginal, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives There is only one step standing between the Jackson Public School District existing as an independent district and being taken over by the Mississippi Department of Education. Jackson Public Schools (JPS), the second-largest school district in Mississippi, is facing a potential state intervention due to several complaints from […]

Behavioral Insights for Policy Design: Education in the Developing World

Shiva Chakravarti Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  During the 2010 meeting on the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations asserted that education is a major catalyst for human development. Delegates argued that rapid advances in education can help achieve other millennium goals, like reducing child mortality and eradicating extreme poverty. Education budgets form an […]