Never Diet Without a Bathroom Scale and Mirror: The Case for Combining Teacher Evaluation and the Common Core
Schools should seize this window of transition—when it is safest for teachers to ask for help (and for instructional leaders to offer it)—to completely reinvent the teacher evaluation process.
Leaders & Laggards grades each state on how it’s doing in 11 areas, using an A to F scale.
Pension benefit increases have been a painless way for politicians from both parties to provide something tangible to powerful interest groups without having to pay the costs immediately.
In its first venture into the world of K-12 education, EdX announced that it will release 26 free online courses covering AP and high school level material.
Florida high school students taking Algebra or English I online perform at least as well on state math and reading tests as do students taking the same courses in a traditional format.
The moderating of the debate over the Common Core seems to be mirroring the field’s increased focus on implementation.
No one is seriously advocating for reducing the pensions of any individual teachers or retirees.
The trickle downward of university curricular mischief into our schools and other institutions continues unabated, and it’s not a problem that the College Board alone can solve.
Mike McShane’s new book Education and Opportunity offers a sophisticated view of public school markets, how to understand them, use their strength, and appreciate their limitations.
In a video roundtable, HGSE experts explore the challenges of implementing America’s new standards.
Schools that want to see if they are holding their students to high standards can test their students using an exam given around the globe. A story on PBS Newshour takes a close look at the test.
If one judged public opinion by conventional public discourse, one would soon conclude that parents in the United States are neatly divided between devotees of district-operated schools and choiceniks determined to avoid them. But Americans are a good deal more practical than that.
Barbara helped create the K–12 online-learning movement, a powerful disruptive force that has the potential to create a more personalized and equitable education system that is student-centered so that all students can succeed.
Fordham hosted a conversation with Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher, on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Transportation is a significant roadblock to exercising educational choice, but a new technology promises to greatly expand the number of schools that are logistically feasible for students to attend.
On Politico’s list of fifty “thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter,” sharing the number eight spot are E.D. Hirsch and David Coleman, the principal author of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.
When the public is led to believe financial issues are the only problems with today’s pension plans, financial issues will be the only problems legislators seek to address.
Nationalizing standards and tests would eliminate them as differentiated school-reform instruments that could be used by states in competition over educational attainment.
A raucous debate has emerged over the Common Core, a debate been marked by acrimony rather than analysis, but there is hope that both sides want a reset.
Contrary to claims that teacher evaluation reforms are leading to strict, one-size-fits-all policies, data suggests that local districts are implementing state-based teacher evaluation reforms inconsistently.
The U.S. Department of Education will release new guidance this morning for struggling schools that receive federal funds under the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.
As part of his HarvardX course, Paul E. Peterson discusses desegregation with Jim Ryan, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The most convincing argument against conservatism is that by defending longstanding institutions it ends up protecting longstanding injustices.
The real innovation behind Summit Public Schools’ work is that it appears its teachers and leaders are beginning to identify, in this new context, what role to play when and for which students.
Graham was as close to a Renaissance man as we have known in person.
Our challenge as reformers is, first and foremost, stopping the one-size-fits-all policies, the top-down mandates that apply to all schools, in all situations
Left unchallenged, pat phrases allow wishful thinking to stand in for messy realities.
The Fall 2014 issue of Education Next is now available online.
I’m interested in the arts and humanities because I’m interested in education including some understanding of the human condition. But I’m also interested in choice because that’s how I believe the humanities are most likely to be pursued and effectively promoted.
Mike Petrilli and Neal McCluskey discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative on CSPAN’s Washington Journal.
We are saddened to note that A. Graham Down passed away last weekend in Washington, D.C.
Despite state policy changes, many districts still don’t factor student growth into teacher evaluation ratings in a meaningful way.
Florida’s teachers union, school administrators association, and school boards association have sued to kill an education tax credit program that benefits 60,000 low income, mostly black and Hispanic children
When the court decides, as it almost certainly has to that, in fact, no one forced Louisiana or any other state to adopt Common Core, the most effective anti-Common Core argument goes, “Poof!”
Boston’s successful charter schools appear to be able to get students to know more stuff but do not improve their ability to think quickly, keep things in memory, or solve new problems.
The term “competency-based” often describes a wide range of classroom practices, but schools that call themselves competency-based may not subscribe to all such practices.
I was part of a team of 14 teachers from across New York City that put the typical rhetoric aside and paired our collective experience with the existing body of research about standardized assessment to create a series of recommendations.
The California Charter Schools Association just released our 4th annual Portrait of the Movement report which covers what has happened in California’s charter school movement over the past five years, why it happened, and what can be done to ensure continued growth and momentum.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3 at noon, AEI will host a launch event for “Education and Opportunity,” a new book by Mike McShane.
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