We must stop trying to teach reading the way we teach math.
In the Washington Post, Emily Badger describes the dramatic changes in family structure that have taken place in the U.S. over the past 50 years.
There seems to be growing enthusiasm for adopting competency-based approaches, but there are some philosophical and practical areas that administrators are still grappling with.
The online training program’s diverse assessment system and its flexibility should help us move toward a competency-based learning system in which time is variable but learning is constant.
KIPP Academy Middle School principal Andrew Rubin describes his workday on this edition of Slate’s Working podcast.
The Partnership for Educational Justice interviews nine parents who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws in New York .
Will Republicans eliminate No Child Left Behind’s annual testing requirement? They should eliminate the teacher evaluation mandate instead.
Teach for America has notified its partner districts that it is on track to train a smaller corps of teachers this year, possibly falling short of demand for its teachers by 25 percent.
In 2016 neither Jeb Bush’s Republican primary opponents nor Hillary Clinton nor even Elizabeth Warren will be able to ignore the poor state of the nation’s schools. For they will be facing a candidate with the strongest school reform credentials any presidential candidate has ever had.
A new paper describes the roles and essential competencies of blended-learning teachers and provides guidance to school leaders for recruiting and selecting blended-learning teachers.
Zhao’s writing flags the stifling nature of regulation and celebrates the creative power of entrepreneur-oriented education.
ReasonTV looks at how choice has changed public schooling in New Orleans and at what the future holds.
In the fantasy world that the National Institute on Retirement Security has created, state pension plans do a bang-up job of delivering benefits to workers. That’s just not the reality of the world we live in.
Three signs of homeostasis—a reversion to the old tried-and-true way of doing things.
Schools of choice can make their discipline codes clear to incoming families (and teachers); those who find the approach too strict can go elsewhere.
McLanahan and Jencks provide data showing that growing up with one parent reduces chances of graduating high school by 40 percent
To grow up as the child of well-educated parents in an affluent American home is to hit the verbal lottery.
According to a report from the Census Bureau, children who live with two married parents are much more likely to participate in extracurricular activities than children living with two unmarried parents or children living with single parents.
Michael Horn delivered a keynote address at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium.
Some of the pedagogical models we see emerging in computer science may be a harbinger of not just what we need to teach in the 21st century, but how we may come to teach it.
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights lacks any reasonable legal foundation for its adventures in educational management.
The genesis of this conference was a feeling that we in the education-reform movement might be overly focused on college as the pathway to the middle class, and not focused enough on all of the other possible routes.
Mike Petrilli interviews Dana Goldstein about her new book on teachers.
inBloom, a non-profit that offered a data warehouse solution designed to help public schools embrace the promise of personalized learning, collapsed and has ceased to exist, as privacy concerns from interested parties mounted over a period of many months
For the next three months, Education Next will be running a series of articles on the state of the American family to mark the 50th anniversary year of the publication of The Moynihan Report.
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would show America that bipartisan governance is possible, even in Washington.
AEI hosted a discussion with Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz about the opportunities and challenges charter schools face in New York City.
Having served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education from 2011 to 2014, I have had an inside view into efforts to improve Newark’s struggling school system.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has given preliminary approval to a resolution against the use of value-added analysis to evaluate teachers.
In Michigan, school funding has increased, but schools aren’t seeing much of the money. Instead, most of the funding increases are going toward paying off the state’s retirement debt.
The potential for formative assessment to continuously expand and improve will be stunted so long as we perpetuate summative assessment regimes.
The New Jersey Department of Education has produced a report on the status of its new teacher evaluation efforts.
The Sun-Sentinel’s anti-school choice editorial rests on faulty evidence.
Our guide to the education policy books of 2014.
American adventurers have fanned out across the globe to bring back to the United States the lessons of other school systems. It might produce good journalism, but it also tends to produce very bad social science.
An interview with Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed
Poll results on Common Core, changes in teachers union politics, how best to evaluate teachers, and more in the latest issue of Education Next.
The most recent exercise of mission creep and nanny-statism by the Office for Civil Rights involves what the enforcers call “equal access to educational resources.”
In Washington, D.C., more kids are in high-performing charters, the number of high-performing charters is growing, and the number of struggling charters is shrinking. But why?
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