Claudio Sanchez

Claudio Sanchez appears in the following:

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.


'Invisible' Children: Raised In The U.S., Now Struggling In Mexico

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A growing number of U.S.-born children are returning to Mexico with their parents and struggling in school because they don't read or write in Spanish. Reseachers say the problem is growing.


Here's What Students Are Saying About The Election Results

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Reaction to Donald Trump's victory was emotional for many students. Here's what they had to say at SciTech High in Harrisburg, Pa., and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkley, Calif.


A Vote For California Prop 58 Lifts Bilingual Education Ban

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nearly two decades after California banned bilingual education, voters this November 8 will have a chance to restore it, allowing schools to teach students in their native language as well as English.


The Return Of Bilingual Education In California?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In 1998, California became the first state to ban bilingual education. For nearly 20 years English-only instruction has been the norm. Proposition 58 could change that.


How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches

Sunday, October 23, 2016

U.S. schools are scrambling to teach millions of students who don't speak English. That means more program options and better services. Here's a look at the three most common approaches.


Latino Students: A Portrait In Numbers

Saturday, October 08, 2016

A new report offers a fascinating snapshot of the fastest-growing group of U.S. students. It's data that educators and policy-makers should take seriously.


How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

Monday, September 26, 2016

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.


Research On Tulsa's Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains

Monday, August 22, 2016

Deborah Phillips at Georgetown University has spent more than a decade studying preschool programs in Oklahoma. Her latest research found strong gains in some areas, but slow progress in others.


Helping College-Bound Native Americans Beat The Odds

Monday, August 15, 2016

Only about half of Native American students graduate from high school, and few go on to college. One program has worked 17 years to change that.