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Melissa Lazarín Archives

Ask the Expert: Opportunities for Education Reform

play_alt icon Video Melissa Lazarín discusses opportunities for education reform this year and what the president is doing to promote innovation in our schools.

by Melissa Lazarín | Monday, April 19, 2010

An Opportunity for Education Reform

book_alt2 icon Report Melissa Lazarín examines the proposals in the Obama administration’s budget for education reform in the coming year.

by Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Status Quo vs. Innovation

book_alt2 icon Report Federal investments in educational innovation can help transform our schools to meet the demands of the 21st century. That’s why we need to shake up the status quo.

by Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Union and District Partnerships to Expand Learning Time

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Melissa Lazarin and Isabel Owen examines three collaborations between unions and school districts to expand learning time.

by Melissa Lazarín and Isabel Owen | Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Five Ways to Innovate in Education

Melissa Lazarín and Robin Chait detail five innovative initiatives that states and school districts can implement with recovery funds.

by Melissa Lazarín and Robin Chait | Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ask the Expert: President Obama’s Education Priorities

play_alt icon Video Melissa Lazarín on what the budget blueprint reveals about what types of initiatives we should expect to see in the next year and how the budget will affect the No Child Left Behind Act.

by Melissa Lazarín | Monday, March 16, 2009

Investing Wisely in Our Children

Obama’s new budget blueprint includes much-needed money alongside critical reforms to transform our public schools, write Cynthia Brown and Melissa Lazarin.

by Cynthia G. Brown and Melissa Lazarín | Thursday, February 26, 2009

Una Carrera Contra el Reloj

book_alt2 icon Report Lea el informe completo (solo en inglés) (pdf) Definición de expandir el tiempo de aprendizaje El tiempo es de vital importancia para los niños que aprenden inglés. Los estudiantes de idioma inglés (ELL siglas en ingles) de kindergarten ingresan a la escuela con un vocabulario de 5.000 palabras en inglés menos que sus compañeros angloparlantes. […]

by Melissa Lazarín | Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Race Against the Clock

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Melissa Lazarín explores the value of expanded learning time for English language learners.

by Melissa Lazarín | Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An Education Agenda for Latino Students

Eight ideas from Melissa Lazarín that the federal government can implement to improve education for Hispanic children.

by Melissa Lazarín | Monday, September 15, 2008

Una Agenda Educativa para los Estudiantes Latinos

Ocho ideas que el gobierno federal puede usar para mejorar la educación de los niños hispanos por Melissa Lazarín.

by Melissa Lazarín | Monday, September 15, 2008

Dropouts Don’t Have to Stay Out

New graduation rate studies give insight into ways that we can get dropouts back in school and prevent them from leaving in the first place.

by Robin Chait and Melissa Lazarín | Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Melissa Lazarín

Melissa Lazarín is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Education Policy team at American Progress. She has focused principally on school improvement, educational innovation including expanded learning time and charter schooling, high school reform, standards, and education issues related to English language learners and Latinos. Prior to joining American Progress, Melissa served as director of […]

| Monday, August 11, 2008