Amber M. Northern
A new study asks a simple but largely uninvestigated question: Do the characteristics, views, and practices of charter boards have any bearing on charter school quality?
Most teachers are partial to the Common Core math standards, but they don’t think all of their students and their parents are.
A new report looks at district-charter engagement in five cities.
Our education governance system, lamented and disparaged as it often is, is one of the least understood aspects of American K–12 schooling.
Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.
Why is it so difficult for America’s high-impact, “no-excuses” charter schools to participate in pre-K programs?
The advent of the Common Core standards can and should boost the learning of America’s ablest young learners, not serve as a rationale for denying them opportunities to fulfill their potential.
The Education Achievement Authority in Michigan is charged with resuscitating the state’s worst schools within the confines of a separate, autonomous district.
Principal hiring practices continue to fall short of what is needed, effectively causing needy schools to lose out on leaders with the potential to be great.
The Common Core is still in the very earliest phases of implementation. It isn’t yet time to pay much attention to the score; instead, we ought to work out the kinks and improve the fundamentals.
Schools can boost achievement by giving the most effective teachers larger classes than the least effective teachers.