Ref Rodriguez, the co-founder of a charter school, won a seat on the school board in Los Angeles this week.
Michael Jonas of Commonwealth Magazine hosts an online discussion of the opt-out movement with Robert Pondiscio and Jennifer Berkshire.
Mike Petrilli interviews Greg Toppo about his new book.
The transfer program has allowed 2,000-plus students to have the opportunity for a better education and has launched a robust conversation about how to turn around struggling school districts.
How difficult will it be to square current accountability structures with emerging personalized learning models.?
To be a good reader you need an understanding of literature, art, music, history, and the sciences — that is, you need a liberal arts education.
What can policymakers do to bring school reform to rural America? Experts are taking a fresh look.
PBS NewsHour has a feature on the Baltimore School for the Arts, where students are admitted based on their artistic potential.
How decisions teachers make about instruction shape the implementation of the Common Core
In a powerful article in the Washington Post, Eli Saslow takes readers inside the world of an unemployed single father in Milwaukee trying to find a job and give his daughter a better life.
I suspect one of the toughest parts of this job will be projecting a sense of urgency about necessary reforms while heralding the very good things taking place
It’s still too soon to gauge whether the opt-out movement is a true groundswell of opposition, a union-driven blip on the radar, or something in between.
Many states have been defining “proficient” at levels dramatically below the level that would indicate that kids are on track for college and career. But that is about to end.
A report released this week examines the gap in most states between the proficiency rates their students achieve on state tests and the proficiency rates they achieve on NAEP.
Anna Egalite appeared on Where We Live to talk about teacher diversity and student success.
We’re looking to hire a communications consultant at Education Next to work on press releases, media relations, social media, and more. Start date will be June 1.
It’s not hard to understand the appeal of these Turnaround School Districts. For one: nothing else has worked in the turnaround space, at least not at scale.
Nationwide high school graduation rates reached a record high of 81.4 percent in 2013, in part due to a rise in graduation rates among minority and low-income students, according to a report released this week.
On May 13, Robert Putnam was at the Fordham Institute to discuss his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.
This Ed Week video spotlights a dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., that includes home visits from a “scholar re-engagement manager” and personalized plans for returning to school.
To make sense of the facts, we need to look closely at the role of the teachers’ unions in New York and New Jersey.
A case that the Supreme Court might decide to hear this fall could have a huge impact on the power of teachers unions… and also police unions.
The draft School Quality Snapshot says clearly and unambiguously that the days of measuring a school by academic performance in New York City are over.
Match Beyond combines College for America, the disruptive, online university, with a relatively new college and jobs services division of Match Education, a charter management organization.
Some 3,000 students in Arizona and Florida are now using education savings accounts, more than half of them children with special needs.
In Slate’s new podcast, three teachers discuss the best and worst advice they’ve ever received.
The Obama administration spent over $3 million on School Improvement Grants to states to help them turn around their lowest-performing schools, but a new report from the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education finds that most states lacked the capacity to improve those schools.
The revision of the teacher licensing system in Massachusetts contributed significantly to the long-lasting effects of the state’s first-class standards.
AltSchool, a high-tech, personalized learning startup, announced Monday that it had raised $100 million from investors including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
Nina Rees of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has a welcome message for National Charter Schools Week, which began Monday.
Though fraught with controversy and political peril, shuttering bad schools might just be a saving grace for students who need the best education they can get.
I’ve spent a good bit of time looking into a wide range of issues associated with the tough conditions faced by millions of city kids and what we might do to offer these boys and girls better opportunities.
Common Core is unlikely to produce meaningful changes in practice without an aligned test that punishes schools and educators, but those types of harsh consequences are unlikely to survive the political opposition of educators and parents.
Seniors at IDEA Public Schools, a charter school network in Texas which has sent 100% of its graduates to college for seven years straight, reveal their college plans.
The achievement scores of black, Hispanic, and low-income students have increased dramatically.
A new study from the Urban Institute finds that women in their twenties have a lower birth rate today than in any previous generation.
There are ways to far better serve millions of low-income kids than the turnaround- and district-focused strategies of the last several generations.
The Digital Learning Report Card looks at programs adopted by states to expand competency-based education.
When the history of this era’s urban-education reform movement is written, four big policy innovations are sure to get attention: the nation’s first voucher program, first charter law, first mayor-controlled charter authorizer, and first “extraordinary authority” unit (the RSD).
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