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THIS SECTION includes EPI releases on teacher pay & quality, vouchers & charter schools, education & the economy, and other education topics.

Education & The Economy

2007

FEBRUARY 9 | The real story behind inequality and education

2005

OCTOBER 12 | Study finds worker skills gap is unsubstantiated

OCTOBER 12 | Income and Poverty Affect College Completion  (Snapshot)

MAY 6 | EPI NewsFlash:  Young college grads face weak labor market
Even with today’s report of the creation of 274,000 new payroll jobs in April, young college graduates are preparing to jump into a much weaker job market than in 2000.  Economic Policy Institute economist Elise Gould analyzes today’s job market from the viewpoint of a young college graduate on the JobWatch.org website.

2004

DECEMBER 13 | EPI NewsAlert: New Education Experts To Cover Many Issues
EPI has hired two education experts – senior economist Eileen Foley and economist Joydeep Roy – to research many topics, including school reform, charter schools and teacher certification and pay. Click hereAdobe Acrobat (PDF) for more details.

OCTOBER 14 EPI NewsFlash: Early Childhood Education Lifts Economy
Investment in early childhood development pays off – literally. A new Economic Policy Institute report shows how education programs for 3 and 4 year old children ultimately provide many financial benefits to local governments and taxpayers, including higher earnings and reduced crime and poverty. Click here to read the release.Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Smart Money

JULY 8 | EPI NewsFlash: How Education Improves The Economy
A new Economic Policy Institute report shows adequate and targeted investment in education is the best way to achieve faster growth, more jobs, greater productivity, and more widely shared prosperity. Smart Money: Education and Economic Development, written by economic development expert William Schweke, uses more than 180 studies to prove how education is essential in advancing economic equality and keeping the U.S. workforce competitive in a knowledge-based economy. Read the press releaseAdobe Acrobat (PDF).

JULY 8 | EPI NewsFlash: Education as Economic Development Tool
On Thursday at noon (ET), there will be national conference callAdobe Acrobat (PDF) on a new Economic Policy Institute report Smart Money: Education and Economic Development, which shows that adequate and effective funding of education is the best way to achieve faster growth, more jobs, greater productivity, and more widely shared prosperity. FOR JOURNALISTS: To sign up for the call and receive an embargoed copy of Smart Money, contact the Communications Department.

Teacher Pay & Quality

2005

SEPTEMBER 15 | Reduced Qualifications, Low Pay Among Preschool Teachers  

2004

DECEMBER 13 | EPI NewsAlert: New Education Experts To Cover Many Issues
EPI has hired two education experts – senior economist Eileen Foley and economist Joydeep Roy – to research many topics, including school reform, charter schools and teacher certification and pay. Click hereAdobe Acrobat (PDF) for more details.

AUGUST 26 | EPI NewsFlash: Teacher Pay Loses Ground
EPI’s new book How Does Teacher Pay Compare? shows how the wage gap is widening between teachers and others in fields that require similar skills and education, making it harder to attract and retain the highly qualified teachers schools need. Read the release here,Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and contact EPI at 202-775-8810 for a copy of the book.

AUGUST 25 | EPI NewsFlash: Pay Gap Widens for Teachers
Attracting and keeping well trained, effective teachers is getting harder despite the national emphasis on improving education. Todays Economic Snapshot, by EPIs president Lawrence Mishel, documents the existence of a growing teaching penalty. In the past ten years teachers weekly wages have fallen much farther behind wages in other fields requiring similar education and skills.

2003

DECEMBER 11 | Capitol Hill Briefing On Teacher Quality Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

SEPTEMBER 17 | Transcript of Teacher Quality Discussion

AUGUST 20 | New Book on Teacher Quality! To download the news release, click here:
http://epi86dev.wpengine.com/page/-/old/newsroom/releases/03/08/030818teacherquality-pr.pdf Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

AUGUST 20 | Conference Call today on what makes teachers good Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
For journalists who want a PDF of the book, please contact us at 202-775-8810
or email Sharris@epinet.org

The executive summary and introduction:
http://epi86dev.wpengine.com/page/-/old/books/teacher_quality_exec_summary.pdf Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Vouchers & Charter Schools

2006

MAY 10 | Charter Schools — Examining the Evidence  (Available Resource)

2005

APRIL 15 | EPI NewsFlash: Charter School “Advantage” Non-existent
A new EPI report explains how a widely-cited study by Harvard researcher Carolyn Hoxby – which found that charter schools perform better than traditional public schools – reached erroneous conclusions because she failed to factor in key socioeconomic differences between charters and traditional public schools. The EPI study by Joydeep Roy and Larry Mishel properly weighs the factors of poverty and race and finds the charter school advantage all but evaporates.

MARCH 31 | EPI NewsFlash: How Do Charter Schools Measure Up?
A new study by EPI and Teachers College Press provides a comprehensive look at the achievement and enrollment of charter schools. “The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement” challenges many claims made by charter school proponents, finding, for example, that charter schools do not serve a disproportionately high number of economically disadvantaged students. Click here for more.

2004

DECEMBER 13 | EPI NewsAlert: New Education Experts To Cover Many Issues
EPI has hired two education experts – senior economist Eileen Foley and economist Joydeep Roy – to research many topics, including school reform, charter schools and teacher certification and pay. Click hereAdobe Acrobat (PDF) for more details.

2003

JULY 21 | EPI NewsFlash: A Conversation On School Vouchers
Click here to read the transcript:
http://epi86dev.wpengine.com/content.cfm/webfeatures_viewpoints_vouchers_transcript_20030612

JUNE 10 | EPI NewsFlash:School Voucher Conference Call Advisory Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Education (General)

2006

APRIL 20 | Dispelling the High School Graduation Myth  (Book)

APRIL 18 | Mismeasuring High School Graduation Rates  (Report Preview)

FEBRUARY 22 | A Shortage of Skilled Workers? Maybe Not…  (Snapshot)

2004

DECEMBER 13 | EPI NewsAlert: New Education Experts To Cover Many Issues
EPI has hired two education experts – senior economist Eileen Foley and economist Joydeep Roy – to research many topics, including school reform, charter schools and teacher certification and pay. Click hereAdobe Acrobat (PDF) for more details.

JULY 22 | EPI NewsFlash: Jobs Forecast MixedSWA 2004-05 preview
The latest BLS occupational job projections offer some good and some not-so-good news, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. In todays Snapshot , economist Lawrence Mishel illustrates how changes in the occupational composition of jobs in the next decade will generate only slight modifications in demand for workers at different education levels. This Snapshot is a preview of the forthcoming book The State of Working America 2004/2005 a comprehensive overview of the U.S. labor market and living standards to be released around Labor Day.

MAY 7 | EPI NewsFlash: Confronting the Black-White Achievement Gap
The stubborn achievement gap between black and white students is a key measure of our countrys failure to achieve true equality. National education expert Richard Rothstein finds that focusing on social class differences that affect learning are vital to closing that gap, according to his new book Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap . Read the press release . Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

2002

SEPTEMBER 30 | Efforts to close achievement gap must begin much earlier, new report shows Adobe Acrobat (PDF)