A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
In Commentary, Sohrab Ahmari makes the case that Teach for America, once a leading light of the education reform movement, has now transformed itself into an arm of the progressive movement.
In many places, perhaps the most important mission for civic leaders is to provide the persistence, patience, and maturity that can help turn a vicious cycle into a virtuous one.
Why has support for the schools declined and what could turn that around?
Last week, Eli Broad announced that he would be retiring from his work at the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation in order to spend more time with his family.
Policymakers use the Pell Grant program to measure the share of low-income students enrolled at specific universities, but the reliability of this measure is rarely scrutinized.
Today, let’s set aside the Beltway stuff to talk a bit about that sign and what lately strikes me as the remarkably promiscuous use of that term—white supremacist—in education circles.
Success Academy Schools have begun sending home “Parent Investment Cards” evaluating how well parents are meeting their responsibilities.
The Core Knowledge Foundation has released a free online social studies curriculum for grades 3 to 5.
The other week, I called out teachers unions for failing to “walk the walk”; I think the same admonition can be applied to education funders, big time.
States have been very active in passing laws about CTE. They now need to step up and support research that can help ensure these new initiatives are successful.
It might be the most common mistake in education writing today: declaring that a majority of public school students hail from “low income” families.
Jay Greene argues that supporters of arts education are making a mistake when they try to sell the idea of integrating arts education into the study of science, technology, engineering and math.
If the Court rules against agency fees it would cause teachers unions’ membership to shrink and the unions’ political and economic wings to be clipped.
The problem with Portfolio Management is the centralized and overly-active nature of a single quality-control entity.
New data from the Census Bureau show that the high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, and that the reduction has come alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.
The 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana is an example of a school that does “dual enrollment” right.
DeVos delivered a strong speech, articulating points that aren’t made often or forcefully enough.
Carl Boisrond of NPR describes the findings of a new study that looks more closely at the impact on students of having a teacher of the same race.
The overlap in the population between those applying to college and those with a criminal record is bigger than many realize,
The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.
The Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving the agency fees that teachers and other public employees are required to pay to unions even if they choose not to join the unions.
Harvard’s Dan Koretz is just out with a thoughtful, immensely readable book that takes dead aim at test-based accountability.
Here’s what we think our new study means—and doesn’t mean—for both state-led and federal efforts to expand school choice.
In the News: Denver’s Ambitious Home Visit Program Works to Build Bridges Between Parents and Teachers
In Denver, teachers from the Denver Public Schools have visited hundreds of students and their families at home in the weeks since school started.