Blatz: Biden must make student loan forgiveness a priority — not just for graduates, but for the economy and for long-term fairness
There is a lot of talk about student loan debt forgiveness right now, but this is actually less about canceling debt and more about investing in workers and the economy while developing sustainable solutions to underlying, systemic problems. Education is a fundamental driver of economic development because it is all about investing in people, and...
By Jennifer Blatz | February 24, 2021
Analysis: How districts are trading traditional test scores for real-time data that can truly help students improve
As students return to learning this fall, they are going back in a variety of ways — in person, online or in some combination. This is creating issues for collecting and using education data consistently. While this is a challenge, it also presents an immense, and overdue, opportunity to move away from data like standardized...
By Jennifer Blatz | October 8, 2020