Why Knowledge Matters, E. D. Hirsch, Jr.’s fifth book on education, is as important as his first.
While some schools have shortened summer vacation to reduce summer learning loss, not everyone agrees that more school is the best way for kids to spend their summer.
At its national convention, the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on the growth of charter schools, which is puzzling because opinion surveys show strong support for charter schools among African Americans.
In California, the state Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal in Vergara vs. California, so teacher tenure laws will stand.
Can philanthropists most powerfully effect “system change” by going at the system frontally or by circumnavigating it with actions that will inevitably compel it to change?
At least three distinct theories have been proposed about how moving away from a majority-white teacher workforce would be beneficial for students of color.
High school students will start school later in a move designed to prioritize student health over district logistics.
In response to an earlier open letter advising Zuckerberg and Chan to focus their education philanthropy on innovation outside the system, Marc Tucker urges them to try to change the way the system works.
Governor John Bel Edwards recently cut funding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), claiming that it was necessary to save money.
Our next President will be forced to make a number of important education policy decisions almost immediately upon taking office.
Books like J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” force us to confront simpleminded views of the ills we seek to address and to be humble about over-optimistic schemes to set things right.
The extreme focus, teamwork, effort, and joy that drive elite winning teams are exactly what’s required to turn around our lowest-performing schools.
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West compare the education plank of the Democratic party platform with what the public says it wants.
Here are some basic lessons in political science for the leadership of the ed reform movement to help them avoid political failures and electoral defeats.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
The six-student American team beat out competitors from over 100 other countries in this year’s International Math Olympiad for high school students.
Pension benefits for public school teachers (and most public employees) are far more generous than for private sector professionals.
In the News: Crash course in credit recovery yields best-ever graduation rate of 75% for L.A. schools
In December, only about half of LAUSD seniors were on track to graduate, but by June, many of those students were all caught up after taking advantage of credit recovery programs.
Are U.S. schools over-identifying children for special ed based on their race or ethnicity? The best-available studies find that the opposite is occurring.
Big transitions are underway throughout American education.
Three recommendations for policymakers in states that are wrestling to turn the rapid development of online schools into a net plus for their pupils.