The Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division is taking on tracking and ability grouping in school districts where they lead to unequal racial representation in high-level classes, charging that black students are not being provided an equal opportunity to participate in advanced learning opportunities.
Perhaps the most surprising recent phenomenon in Latin America has been the extent to which entrepreneurs, companies, and investors, are getting involved in education.
The Foundation for Excellence in Education will host the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20 and 21.
On Thursday, Jeb Bush will give a speech in Washington, D.C. at his think tank’s annual conference.
What happens when reformers try to use blended learning in a disruptive way in the hardest-to-serve parts of Detroit?
Newark superintendent Cami Anderson came to AEI to give a talk, but the talk had to be relocated and the logistics modified because a busload of Anderson critics pledging to disrupt the event followed her from Newark.
Is the strictness and attention to detail of these ‘No Excuses’ schools a good fit for high school students?
Courts have yet to reach a final verdict on teacher tenure and seniority rights, but the court of public opinion has already made a clear determination.
Because there are achievement gaps at Sawgrass Elementary School, the folks in Washington don’t think this school deserves an A.
Teachers might prefer a different arrangement than current state pension plans, but they don’t really have a voice in those decisions.
Charter schools vary more in their impact on student performance on state tests than traditional public schools; there are more charters with very large positive or very large negative test-score impacts than there are traditional public schools with such extreme outcomes.
Common Core has the potential to shift and drastically improve math instruction in American schools,
Plus what it would really mean to let the market work itself out
If teachers are the most-important in-school factor for student growth, we certainly don’t act like it.
If you want to create real change, you have to change the system of incentives — not just create new institutions that will be governed by the same perverse incentives.
What the city needs is a portfolio manager for its schools.
Reason TV tells the story of the charter school pioneer’s battles in New York City.
Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis hosted a forum on the Vergara vs. California decision and the difference it could make for students.
My admittedly late thoughts on last night’s results.
With a few exceptions, most of the races decided yesterday didn’t hinge on education reform. But the outcome will have big implications for education policy nonetheless.
Behind the Headline: Teachers Unions Spent $60 Million for the Midterms but Still Lost Many Elections
Teachers union-backed candidates lost in many states in Tuesday’s election, including many states where Democrats embraced policies that the unions opposed
Because kids aren’t left to their own devices as much these days, it is remarkably rare to find young people organizing theater performances by themselves.
There is now substantial evidence that value-added estimates capture important information about the causal effects of teachers and schools
The Education Achievement Authority in Michigan is charged with resuscitating the state’s worst schools within the confines of a separate, autonomous district.
Behind the Headline: Common Core Math Can Be A Mystery, and Parents Are Going To School To Understand It
The Washington Post ran a front-page story on Sunday about the struggles of parents to understand Common Core math.
NPR launches its 50 Great Teachers series with a look at Socrates.
AEI hosted Cami Anderson, superintendent of Newark Public Schools, in conversation with Rick Hess.
We welcome the chance to respond to Nelson Smith’s review of our book, particularly on issues of teacher voice, diversity and achievement.
I salute the authors for their extensive reporting on how charters are solving some of the toughest problems on their plate. But in order to justify their proposed remedies, they portray chartering as a nearly-terminal case, rather than as a robust movement.
What personalized learning looks like now, what it could be, and how technology can help.
The greatest friction between contemporary education reform and conservatism is the former’s obsession with “new” and the latter’s deep skepticism of it.
What candidates running for governor and the U.S. Senate have to say on K-12, higher ed, and pre-K.
Simply having a technology plan may not be a meaningful proxy for a clear blended learning strategy or support system.
In 2009, a new charter school in New York City announced that it would pay all its teachers $125,000 a year with the possibility of a bonus on top of that. A new study by Mathematica finds that students at the school (called The Equity Project) have learned in four years as much math as they would have learned in 5.6 years elsewhere.
Americans assign far higher grades to the public schools in their local community than to the public schools of the nation as a whole.
There’s been no problem too big or too small for Arne Duncan’s Department of Education to tackle. His Office of Civil Rights has been a prime example of executive overreach and federal interference run amok.
In the New York Times, Jane Peterson writes about a Chinese-immersion charter school in Minneapolis.
The cover story of Time magazine this week looks at the “latest batch of tech tycoons turned education reformers” who are behind the Vergara v. California lawsuit.
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