What does it mean when Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul, or Bobby Jindal says he “opposes” the Common Core?
I am wary of portfolio districts, mayoral takeovers, and other proposals for a super-regulator to govern all choice and traditional schools.
People often use students eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches as a proxy for poverty, but is that a good metric, wonders Will Huntsberry of nprED.
Arizona became the first state to make passing the U.S. Citizenship Test a high school graduation requirement.
PBS NewsHour looks into the changes made to the GED in order to make it Common Core compliant.
Raising the cap on Georgia’s scholarship tax credit program is an ideal way to bring freedom and excellence to K-12 education.
Many bloggers have already pronounced their likes and dislikes of Senator Alexander’s ESEA reauthorization draft, and we would like to add to that discussion.
Instead of demanding that states intervene in failing schools, allow students to escape the worst schools through the powerful mechanism of parental choice.
Competitive grant programs do not weaken local leadership. They strengthen local leadership much more effectively than block grants do.
Charter schools recognize that current teachers are increasingly mobile, so they offer teachers portable benefits.
As a major snowstorm sweeps across New England, this map shows how many inches of snow it takes for school to be cancelled in each state.
Course Access policies may be paving the way to wholly new learning experiences for students.
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m., the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions will hear testimony about supporting teachers and school leaders.
These articles illuminate some elements of the world of school choice that don’t always get the most attention.
Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke with Time about his views on fixing NCLB. Alexander is still struggling to make a decision on whether a revised NCLB should include annual tests required by the federal government.
Education savings accounts operate like the “partial voucher” that Milton Friedman envisioned more than a decade ago.
AEI hosted Sen. Tim Scott (R – S.C.) as well as Thomas Stewart and Patrick Wolf, the authors of a new book The School Choice Journey: School Vouchers and the Empowerment of Urban Families.
Elementary school English language arts classrooms have long been in the thrall of nonsensical jargon.
Jeb Bush announced yesterday that he was handing over control of his education foundation to Condoleezza Rice. In this PBS interview from March 2012, Rice discussed a report linking education to national security.
Here are some “talking points” that members of Congress might use when the testing issue comes up at town hall meetings and the like.
The event featuring Doug Lemov which was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. has been postponed.
Since the Obama Administration has quietly transitioned to a normative accountability system, where schools are compared to each other rather than to some pre-determined “proficiency” benchmark, it doesn’t matter if all students appear to perform worse this year.
Congress should maintain the law’s current annual testing requirements while restoring to states virtually all decisions about the design of their accountability systems.
Policymakers seeking to improve the quantity and quality of educational options for families through private school choice programs should consider the opinions of the school leaders poised to serve those customers.
Nina Rees of the NAPCS and Mary Cathryn Ricker of the AFT will talk about poverty as part of a Communities in Schools Leadership Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 a.m.
Curriculum and content matter—and for no one more than poor kids who get too little of that knowledge and vocabulary at home.
What we learned by teaching “Saving Schools: History, Politics and Policy in U. S. Education,” our first Massive Open Online Course
A new report from the Ohio Department of Education looks at the number of hours students spend preparing for and taking tests.
On Thursday, American Enterprise Institute will host a conversation with U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN) on the direction the new Congress will take in education.
The Senate HELP committee will look at how to fix the testing and accountability provisions of No Child Left Behind.
Far from addressing the marriage problem, the federal government exacerbated it.
Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discussed the Senate hearing on testing and accountability in a new episode of “A Fern Between Two Mikes”
“As we celebrate the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s birth, we should ask why so many of the problems against which he struggled — segregation, poverty, persistent racial gaps in education and income — remain so much a part of American life,” writes Paul Peterson in an op-ed in the New York Daily News.
Increasingly, parents and taxpayers view the public schools as an unresponsive bureaucracy carrying out edicts from distant capitals.
Common Core proponents need an updated advocacy playbook. The political terrain of 2010 and 2015 are very, very different.
Rather than having regular check-ups on student progress, with relatively low stakes on those results, we’d have much higher stakes attached to a smaller number of test scores.
Ah, January is upon us: The wind is howling, the thermometer is plummeting, and we are greeted by the nineteenth consecutive edition of Quality Counts, Education Week’s compilation of mostly useful data, analysis, rankings and commentaries.
In his State of the State address earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called on the legislature to pass a bill to create an Opportunity Scholarship program for low-income students to be funded through state tax credits.
While running the nation’s largest school system, Carmen Farina has made a growing list of decisions based not on empirical evidence, but on the chancellor’s personal preference.
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