From Promising to Proven is a meditation on the history, status, and future of charter schooling
Charter enthusiasts should not rest on their laurels. Although the movement has acquired a critical mass, school districts and teachers unions across the country are fighting charters with renewed energy.
Students attending two dozen virtual schools run by K12 will not be able to count the courses they take at those schools toward NCAA eligibility.
The author of a new study on the impact of the Ten Percent plan on college enrollment talks with Houston Public Media.
Fordham hosted a panel on April 24 to discuss whether SEAs should be shrunk and their responsibilities given to others.
As long as folks have little appreciation for the arts and humanities are dominating ed reform discussions, we are unlikely to make much progress in reviving those topics in schools.
Watch the D.C. Public Charter School Board as it considers new charter school applications and other policies. Tonight’s meeting will be streamed live starting at 6:30 pm.
What should we do with these students while they are in high school? What education offerings would benefit them the most?
A new report by Sir Michael Barber Barber’s is an exhaustive—if exhausting—assessment of Massachusetts’ standing and a thorough plan for generating improved results.
The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a Michigan measure that banned the use of affirmative action in admission to the state’s public universities.
Share My Lesson, a website developed by the AFT to help teachers share lesson plans, now has 500,000 registered users.
It’s important to offer solutions, not just complaints.
Developments in South Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Indiana, and Louisiana
The Common Core math standards will require that elementary school kids not just to know how to subtract, multiply and divide, but to understand what they’re doing and why.
If NCLB represented the farthest point of the testing pendulum’s swing to the right, many forces beyond gravity alone are now pulling it leftward.
The paradoxical logic of military and political strategy is a result of the fact that in the strategic world one’s opponent is able to react to your efforts with counter-moves.
“The Address” focuses on students at the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, who are encouraged to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.
The ambitious program could fund the development of truly disruptive models for educating students in a manner that is tightly connected to workforce opportunities.
Is the best urban district good enough?
WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza looks at what the new standards mean for students.
No, or at least not very much
A state court in New Jersey rejected arguments by the teachers union against two charter schools in Newark that use blended learning.
The brute force and directness required for adopting national standards makes its effective implementation in a diverse, decentralized, and democratic country impossible.
In a crowded 2016 field, education could and should be a critical asset for a potential Bush candidacy. What happens with Common Core over the next 24 months will determine whether it is.
Is it legal to opt your child out of state tests? Should it be legal?
After eight years of helping make New Orleans the most exciting American city for K–12 education, Neerav Kingsland is going to focus on bringing NOLA-style reform to other cities.
The Broad Prize, awarded to an urban district for showing great improvement in student achievement, particularly among low-income and minority students, has only two finalists this year, Gwinnett County, Ga. and Orange County, Fla.
CRPE, DFER, CEE-Trust and more
Students at Davis Aerospace, a public school in Detroit, can earn a pilot’s license.
A modern-day Flexner report should focus on finding a more effective model of teacher training.
A federal judge has ruled that the state of Louisiana must provide the U.S. Department of Justice with data on the students participating in the state’s voucher program.
Congratulations to Robert Pondiscio, whose article for Education Next won first prize in an Education Writers Association contest.
In my travels throughout Korea, in virtually every meeting I heard a variation of the same theme. “Why does President Obama think that Korean schools are good?”
Struggling rural schools face different challenges than struggling urban schools, so different interventions may be called for.
Teachers should insist that all forms of compensation—including retirement benefits—are paid for upfront and that benefit promises are matched by real contributions.
Jay Mathews notes that 67 of the 100 most challenging high schools in the U.S. (as rated by the Challenge Index, which rewards schools for the number of students taking Advanced Placement and IB tests) do not have football teams.
Can we have standards without the government imposing them?
School boards, charter schools, and more
In New Jersey, Andy Polhamus reports on discussions taking place in Pitman, a school district faced with declining enrollment that is considering opening up its schools to students from other districts.
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