Our focus on college is too narrow because it overlooks other critically important steps on the ladder to the middle class.
Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.
More time in school is not producing Americans with more or better skills.
A report from the Carnegie Foundation examines the history of the century-old Carnegie Unit and its impact on education reform in K–12 and higher education.
On Thursday, March 5, Education Next will host an event to discuss the state of the American family on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan Report.
The advent of the Common Core standards can and should boost the learning of America’s ablest young learners, not serve as a rationale for denying them opportunities to fulfill their potential.
A compromise around the idea of accountability for results would require the right to agree to include explicit performance targets and the left to agree to give states greater flexibility in tackling challenges.
On Wednesday, March 4, from 2-3 p.m., Brookings will host a live online discussion on how advocacy efforts influence education policy.
On Thursday, Feb. 26, Andrew Kelly and Jon Valant discussed new research on parent empowerment.
In Friedrichs, ten California teachers are arguing that agency fees (combined with onerous “opt-out” procedures) violate their rights to freedom of speech and association
Annual, statewide testing should be saved, and it can be if moderates in both parties fight off special interests.
The “Student Success Act” would, if enacted, be the most conservative federal education move in a quarter century.
Employers use college degrees as a proxy for smarts, perseverance, and other valuable skills, but this shortcut unwittingly excludes many talented people from their prospective hiring pool.
Increased reliance on competitive grants has been arguably the defining feature of the Obama administration’s K-12 education policy.
Diane Rehm hosted a discussion of the role of standardized testing on her NPR show last week.
Ed Trust Midwest Report on Michigan’s Charter Authorizers: A Decent Start, But Hardly the Final Word
Charter school quality, authorizer quality, and authorizer accountability are all great topics of conversation for policymakers in Michigan.
A Fordham Institute panel on Monday, Feb. 23 considered how the Common Core standards will impact gifted students.
NCLB assessments appear safer than I would’ve guessed sixty days ago.
The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill that would end AP courses in U.S. history in the state.
In the Atlantic, Jessica Huseman looks at the reasons more black families are choosing homeschooling among African American families: often because they perceive a culture of low expectations for African American students and are unhappy with how their children—especially boys—are treated in schools.
John O’Connor takes a close look at some of the debates that are taking place over how math is taught in states that are implementing the Common Core standards and at the long history of debates over math instruction.
Mike Petrilli tells Fox & Friends it doesn’t matter that Scott Walker never graduated from college.
A new report from ETS highlights a troubling paradox. While millennials in the U.S. have attended more years of school than previous generations, their skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving are lower than those of previous generations and of their peers in other nations.
A subset of white, affluent, well-educated parents have long favored progressive education. Alternative schools are a good option for them.
Technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers
Rick Hess on why school reform could feel stuck, how we got here, and how we can do better.
While the debate over annual testing has gotten a great deal of attention, the issue of Title I portability is emerging as possibly a bigger obstacle to agreement on reauthorization of NCLB, notes Lauren Camera of Politics K-12.
President Obama weighed in on ESEA reauthorization in his weekly radio address.
Doug Lemov’s work identifying what “champion” teachers do has been nothing short of transformational.
No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow.
Mike Petrilli, Anne Hyslop, Anya Kamenetz, and Jeannie Metcalf on KCRW’s “To The Point”
We can have kindergarten that is both play-based and language-rich. It’s what the best kindergarten teachers have always done.
A move away from annual testing would leave many subgroups and more than 1 million students functionally “invisible” to state accountability systems.
The work of teaching is so extraordinarily complex and teachers are so tightly woven into the fabric of school communities that any attempt by faraway federal officials to tinker with evaluation systems is a fool’s errand
AEI hosted a conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard, the co-CEO of Teach For America.
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Moynihan report, which examined the growing problem of fatherless homes among poor, inner-city African Americans.
Last month, the Arkansas State Board of Education took control of the schools in Little Rock.
Telling states how to operate their accountability systems hasn’t worked. It’s time to put the accountability monkey back onto the backs of states.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former US Secretary of Education Bill Bennett met on Fox News to debate the Common Core State Standards.
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