Earlier this week, the Show-Me Institute released “Live Free and Learn,” the first analysis of New Hampshire’s trailblazing scholarship tax credit program, which is the first in the nation to include homeschoolers.
The K–12 education world brims with debates and dichotomies that get us into all manner of needless quarrels and cul-de-sacs, thus messing up every reform initiative and retarding progress.
Ostensibly “obscure” words give us powers of description that can inform our surroundings, and they can bring clarity and insight to our understanding or the world.
Last week President Obama announced a five-year, $200 million charitable initiative called My Brother’s Keeper to help young African American men.
State and local leaders bear a responsibility to study the consequences of their decisions. We will make much faster progress when they do.
The College Board is overhauling the SAT in an effort to increase access to college for disadvantaged students.
The Obama administration has just released its 2015 budget proposal. Here are its most notable K-12 edu-features.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined a rally in Albany organized by charter school parents and students who are upset about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent moves against charters.
New Orleans has become a district-less school district where 9 in 10 students attend charter schools. Test scores and graduation rates are on the rise.
Cleveland’s Saint Martin de Porres High School accepts students who use state-issued vouchers to escape failing public schools.
Because half of 3 and 4 year olds are not enrolled in pre-K today, we have an opportunity to foster disruptive innovations that could change the way we think about childcare, parenting, and education.
How much do snow days impact instruction and student achievement?
Schools, we are constantly told, are supposed to educate students for citizenship. Part of being an American citizen is learning to tolerate speech that you don’t like.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he will not allow three charter schools that are part of Success Academy to use space in public school buildings in New York City, an arrangement which had been approved under the Bloomberg administration.
Wherever one stands on the merits of the Common Core, one thing is certain: all of the political posturing and mudslinging distract attention and energy from the crucial work of implementation.
Many have tried to link vouchers and school choice to racism, but it can’t be done without a tortured reading of the law and civil rights history.
How is it that different individuals could look at the same research and come to such different conclusions?
Today President Obama is launching an initiative aimed at helping boys of color improve their chances for success.
The most natural places for educational disruptive innovations to take root are in emerging markets and developing countries.
If the new tests assess knowledge in ways that demand mastery of knowledge, sophisticated vocabulary, rich content, and cross-disciplinary learning, educators across the country would have a much greater incentive to bring challenging content into their classrooms.
What if, instead of busing students from failing school districts to accredited ones, we bused great teachers from accredited schools into the failing districts? One obstacle: the incompatibility of different pension systems.
In this factually-challenged attack on school choice, two lawyers at the UNC Center for Civil Rights do a great deal of table pounding.
As implementation nears, they aren’t liking what they see.
There are vast differences between ObamaCare and the Common Core when it comes to federal involvement.
Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson has asked the state to waive the rules that prevent her from considering teacher performance when determining which teachers will be laid off.