Imagine a world where the summer, weekend, and after-school experiences of the poor aren’t as radically different as they are for the rich.
Congratulations to Andy Smarick, longtime contributor to Education Next and the EdNext blog.
This weekend, education historian and Common Core-opponent Diane Ravitch railed against the standards and assessments in a New York Times op-ed.
The key to creating conditions that sincerely celebrate diversity may lie in focusing the attention of our children on what makes us one country.
The Fordham Institute recently released a study on the academic impact of Ohio’s flagship school choice program.
Massachusetts voters will weigh in this fall in a referendum on whether to increase the number of charter schools in the state
Ever wanted to work less and earn more? It’s difficult to pull off, but the majority of teacher pension plans actually incentivize employees to exit at a predetermined age, quietly penalizing those who continue to work.
It’s easy for policymakers and the public to embrace high standards in principle. But when policymakers seek to hold students, teachers, and schools accountable for those standards by using the results from aligned assessments, support is far more likely to falter.
We estimate that state government and local school districts combined would save between $8 million and $58 million per year under an ESA program.
Without talking about grit or perseverance, competency-based learning systematically embeds the building of those skills into its design and fabric.
Colorado has done the right thing in making the teaching profession at least somewhat contingent on performance. The state should create a retirement system that matches that expectation.
Breakthrough innovations come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old processes.
A new article assesses the impact of DFER, an organization founded to create a ‘safe place’ for pro-charter, reform-oriented Democratic politicians to make much-needed changes to the education system.
Little energy remains for school reform today—much less for working across the aisle.
A new study finds that teachers who were given access to a set of “inquiry-based” lesson plans and online support on how to use the lesson plans saw increases in student achievement.
The leadership of an urban district should ask state policy makers for permission to apply charter-type accountability to all schools in the district.
Rocketship runs one of Milwaukee’s higher-performing charter schools, but the school has fallen short of enrollment goals and is running a $1.4 million deficit.
The fragmented teacher labor market has implications for how we think about improving teacher preparation, not to mention how school districts go about hiring new teachers.
Our current understanding of “state accountability systems” is a reflection of a decision made one hundred years ago to have a single government provider of schools.
African American and Asian American students are doing better in terms of college completion than their twelfth-grade NAEP scores would predict.
The shift from a veteran-dominated profession to one more heavily tilted toward newcomers implications for calculating average teacher salaries.
Skeptics of eliminating failing grades must acknowledge that, in our current system, we move students forward grade by grade based largely on “seat time” rather than mastery of academic skills and content.
At the National Charter Schools Conference, Secretary of Education John King challenged U.S. charter operators to rethink their approach to discipline.
Teacher retirement plans have real clout with Wall Street hedge funds, and the unions that staff the boards deciding how to invest that money also have clout.