Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos and Minnesota Senator Al Franken sparred at Tuesday’s confirmation hearing over whether student performance is best measured by proficiency or growth.
Today we will report on the top ten finishers for five disciplinary categories, as well as the top ten junior faculty.
The final evaluation of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program found no significant impacts on math or reading test scores, high school graduation, or college enrollment.
These rankings are a serious but inevitably imperfect attempt to nudge academe to do more to encourage and recognize scholarship that impacts the real world.
The attacks on Betsy DeVos feel like a natural but unfortunate extension of the overheated rhetoric around things like the Common Core and teacher accountability.
What the data say about district and charter school performance
Graduate school enrollment is exacerbating the black-white debt gap, but there is at best a weak case for calling out for-profit schools in that trend.
Here are the details on how the Edu-Scholar rankings are calculated.
On Wednesday in this space, I’ll be publishing the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Today, I want to take a few moments to explain the purpose of those rankings.
In the New York Times, David Kirp writes about efforts to raise college enrollment and graduation rates among students from poor families by texting the students regularly with helpful information and reminders.
Instead of trying to use public policy to develop training programs for the workforce of the future, let’s instead rest our hopes on a vast array of small-scale, nimble, local solutions crafted by civil-society actors.
We won’t make progress on education if we keep pushing our same old ideas. Let’s make 2017 the year for inventiveness, evidence, and humility.
A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.
In New York City, education officials announced that they will be closing 6 schools and merging three others after the schools, which were part of the Renewal program, failed to improve.
A review of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School by Ashley Rogers Berner
Students need to know that the economy constantly changes and that everyone, no matter how well educated, must be alert to trends in the demand for skills.
Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.
The confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, has been delayed until January 17.
Platforms, projects, wraparound services and assessments will all be in the news.
Emmanuel Felton of the Hechinger Report looks at complaints by teachers in four states that school discipline reforms are making their classrooms harder to manage. Researchers find that the evidence for critiques of exclusionary discipline and in support of alternative strategies is relatively thin.
Textbooks are one of the most widely used educational inputs, but remarkably little is known about their effects on student learning.
Most parents think their children are on track to be prepared for college after their 12th-grade year, but the truth is, a shockingly large share of graduating high-school seniors are not prepared to go to college.
Compassion, humility, and subsidiarity should guide school reform efforts.
In Georgia, the Department of Education, the governor’s office, and the teachers union disagree about the best way to rate schools. A recent Education Next forum looked at how states should design their accountability systems.
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.