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Read Maria Ferguson's month column in Phi Delta Kappan where she discusses education policies and politics in Washington, DC. 

What’s on the horizon for education policy?

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: February 26, 2018

CEP’s executive director highlights four areas – ESSA implementation, school choice, career and technical education, and funding – that are likely to dominate the federal education policy debates in 2018. Read the column here.

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New Tax Plan Provides Little Cheer for Education

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: January 22, 2018

CEP Executive Director explains how the new tax plan will impact K-12 and postsecondary education. Read the column here

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Standing up for Good Research

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: November 27, 2017

CEP Executive Director discusses the need for high-quality research to provide empirical evidence as part of the policy cycle. Read the column here.

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3 Ways Congress Can Support Public Education

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: October 23, 2017

CEP Executive Director suggests that Congress needs to provide leadership in three education issues: DACA, oversight of for-profit colleges, and the civic role of public education. Read the column here.

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Could American Support for Public Education be Slipping?

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: September 24, 2017

CEP Executive Director comments on the 2017 PDK poll. Read the column here

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A New Push for Integrating College and Career Preparation?

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: August 29, 2017

CEP Executive Director discusses the latest PDK Poll finding that most Americans support classes that teach job or career skills. Read the column here.

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The shape of the Federal Role in Education

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: May 1, 2017

CEP Executive Director explains the powers and limits of federal education policymakers under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Read the column here.

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Good Time to be a Data Nerd

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: March 27, 2017

CEP Executive Director considers the impact of the Civil Rights Data Collection and the Stanford Education Data Archive as tools for policy discussions. Read the column here.

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Big Change on Both Sides of the Pond

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: March 23, 2017

CEP Executive Director shares reflections about a recent trip to London and how that country's political upheaval shares common ground with what is happening in the US. Read the column here.

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Next up: Team DeVos

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: January 6, 2017

CEP Executive Director writes about what the U.S. Department of Education might look like under Betsy DeVos’ leadership. Read the column here.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in Maryland

Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: November 28, 2016

CEP Executive Director discusses Maryland’s changing school calendar. Read the column here.

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