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May 13, 2011 02:13 pm

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Baseline Analyses of SIG Applications and SIG-Eligible and SIG-Awarded Schools from the American Institutes for Research (AIR). This study finds that states that awarded federal Title I School Improvement Grants (SIG) vary widely in their approach to implementing the grants and in distributing the funds to schools.

Who Wins? Who Pays? The Economic Returns and Costs of a Bachelor’s Degreefrom the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Nexus Research and Policy Center (NEXUS). According to his report, taxpayer subsidies that cover the operating costs of most colleges and universities ranges from around $8,000 to more than $100,000 for each bachelor’s degree awarded, with most public institutions averaging more than $60,000 per degree.

Slow Off the Mark: Elementary School Teachers and the Crisis in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education from the Center for American Progress. This publication urges lawmakers to change current teacher preparation policies so that more elementary teachers are adequately equipped to teach math and science effectively in the classroom.

Achieving Ambitious Goals: Case Studies of Scaling-Up Programs for Advancing Low-Skilled Adults by Jobs for the Future. This study argues that community colleges must fundamentally change the way they deliver Adult Basic Education instruction in order to help all students earn credentials that hold value in today’s economy

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