Claudio Sanchez

Claudio Sanchez appears in the following:

How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

Friday, June 23, 2017

NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question.


Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Data clearly show how many fatherless children there are and how their lives are affected, but one best-selling author says he rarely sees interventions happening in schools.


Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.


Preschool, A State-By-State Update

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.


Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

Friday, May 19, 2017

Milwaukee's voucher program serves some 28,000 students. Most of them are African-American and come from low-income families.


Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Milwaukee's school voucher program has been called either a beacon of hope for African-American children or a failed experiment. The truth is somewhere in between.


Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

What happens when a group of the nation's leading pre-K experts get together to lay out a blueprint for what parents, and educators, can learn from decades of research?


Deported Students Find Challenges At School In Tijuana

Monday, April 03, 2017

More than half a million children born in the U.S. have ended up in Mexico because their parents were deported.


DACA, One Student's Story

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

More than 750,000 young people have registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Many, like college senior Daisy Romero, worry about their future in the U.S.


Just What IS A Charter School, Anyway?

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Trump administration has indicated that charter schools are a major part of its education agenda. Many Americans, though, aren't sure how they work.


English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The number of English language learners in public schools is nearing 5 million. Many are struggling academically, despite well-intentioned efforts to help them learn English.


Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary. Here's what educators, lawmakers and education groups have to say about it.


A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos

Monday, January 16, 2017

Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.


Obama's Impact On America's Schools

Friday, January 13, 2017

After eight years in office, his list of accomplishments is as long as it is controversial.


5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.


We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Several new studies pointed to lasting gains for students. But there's a catch: Over and over, the research showed the importance of providing high-quality preschool.


After 50 Years, Head Start Struggles With Uneven Quality

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New research ranks state Head Start programs on measures like teacher pay and the percent of eligible children who are enrolled.


Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Eighteen years after California voters severely restricted bilingual education, they've voted to bring it back. Proposition 58 passed by a wide margin. But what happens next won't be easy.


Donald Trump Picks A Republican Activist As Education Secretary

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The choice of Betsy DeVos signals intentions to make school choice a major piece of Trump's education agenda, which could include a voucher plan to help send children to private and parochial schools.


Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They've Never Had It Easy

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Despite a lot of rhetoric, decades have passed — and administrations have come and gone — with little progress in educating language-minority students.