Education Issues

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  • Education Policy in the 118th Congress

    What are the biggest education policy issues facing the 118th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics including strategies to strengthen early childhood education, policies to address COVID-19-related learning loss, and more.

    Jan 17, 2023

  • RAND Education Resources

    A roundup of RAND's recent education research features results from a survey on the well-being of U.S. teachers and principals. It also includes insights on pathways to the middle class, improving principal preparation programs, and high-quality instructional materials.

    Jun 23, 2022

  • RAND Education Resources

    A roundup of RAND's recent education research features results from a parent survey about COVID-19 safety practices in U.S. schools. It also includes insights on school staffing, investments in preschool, and middle-skills workforce development.

    Sep 2, 2021

  • Preschool Programs in the United States

    President Biden's American Families Plan proposes a 10-year, $200 billion federal investment in publicly funded preschool programs. As Congress considers whether to fund this initiative, RAND research can provide insight into the costs, benefits, return on investment, and features of high-quality preschool programs.

    Jun 11, 2021

  • COVID-19 Testing in K-12 Schools

    Across the nation, safely reopening schools that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority for many parents, educators, and policymakers alike. However, widespread safety concerns are a barrier to schools' ability to provide more in-person instruction.

    Mar 15, 2021

  • Stress Topped the Reasons Why Public School Teachers Quit, Even Before COVID-19

    It is no surprise that teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic has added pressure to what was already a high-stress profession. A new RAND survey of nearly 1,000 former public school teachers reveals how important stress has been--even more so than pay--to teachers' decisions to leave the profession.

    Feb 22, 2021

  • Climate and Resilience Policy in the 117th Congress

    What are the biggest climate and resilience policy issues facing the 117th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics, including climate science, decarbonization, resilience, adaptation, and more.

    Feb 11, 2021

  • Considering Education Policy in the 117th Congress

    What are the biggest education policy issues facing the 117th Congress? RAND experts offer up insight on a variety of topics, including equity issues exacerbated by COVID-19, integrating workforce development and employment systems, improving the quality and accessibility of early childhood care and learning, and more.

    Feb 8, 2021

  • COVID-19 and Education: RAND Resources

    RAND researchers have examined several aspects of pandemics, including COVID-19, in relation to education issues. Policymakers may find some recent examples helpful as they continue to look into policy responses to COVID-19.

    Jun 11, 2020

  • COVID-19 and Education: RAND Resources

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting nearly every facet of daily life--including education. The nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation has examined several aspects of pandemics, including COVID-19, in relation to education issues.

    Apr 9, 2020

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