There is some evidence that Florida’s “game changing” tenure reform law of 2011 slightly increased student test achievement in math and reading, and that the gains were more prominent for the lowest-performing students.
It’s the boring stuff that determines whether “innovative,” “ambitious” ideas deliver, says Chad Vignola of the Literacy Design Collaborative.
If policymakers want to hold preparation programs accountable for the quality of their graduates, there may be better ways to do it.
New analysis finds program rankings based on graduates’ value-added scores are largely random
New analysis points to its displacement by soaring spending on public-welfare, particularly Medicaid
The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard hosted a conference last month on the long-term effects of choice.
Schools are paying increasing attention to the problem of truancy, and many states are including an indicator measuring chronic absenteeism in their accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act. In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with Peter Bergman about the phenomenon of joint absences, when students have a peer with whom they systematically skip class.