Arizona became the first state to make passing the U.S. Citizenship Test a high school graduation requirement.
Raising the cap on Georgia’s scholarship tax credit program is an ideal way to bring freedom and excellence to K-12 education.
Many bloggers have already pronounced their likes and dislikes of Senator Alexander’s ESEA reauthorization draft, and we would like to add to that discussion.
Charter schools recognize that current teachers are increasingly mobile, so they offer teachers portable benefits.
As a major snowstorm sweeps across New England, this map shows how many inches of snow it takes for school to be cancelled in each state.
Course Access policies may be paving the way to wholly new learning experiences for students.
These articles illuminate some elements of the world of school choice that don’t always get the most attention.
Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke with Time about his views on fixing NCLB. Alexander is still struggling to make a decision on whether a revised NCLB should include annual tests required by the federal government.
Education savings accounts operate like the “partial voucher” that Milton Friedman envisioned more than a decade ago.
Elementary school English language arts classrooms have long been in the thrall of nonsensical jargon.
Here are some “talking points” that members of Congress might use when the testing issue comes up at town hall meetings and the like.
Since the Obama Administration has quietly transitioned to a normative accountability system, where schools are compared to each other rather than to some pre-determined “proficiency” benchmark, it doesn’t matter if all students appear to perform worse this year.
Policymakers seeking to improve the quantity and quality of educational options for families through private school choice programs should consider the opinions of the school leaders poised to serve those customers.
Curriculum and content matter—and for no one more than poor kids who get too little of that knowledge and vocabulary at home.
What we learned by teaching “Saving Schools: History, Politics and Policy in U. S. Education,” our first Massive Open Online Course
Far from addressing the marriage problem, the federal government exacerbated it.
“As we celebrate the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s birth, we should ask why so many of the problems against which he struggled — segregation, poverty, persistent racial gaps in education and income — remain so much a part of American life,” writes Paul Peterson in an op-ed in the New York Daily News.
Increasingly, parents and taxpayers view the public schools as an unresponsive bureaucracy carrying out edicts from distant capitals.
Common Core proponents need an updated advocacy playbook. The political terrain of 2010 and 2015 are very, very different.
Rather than having regular check-ups on student progress, with relatively low stakes on those results, we’d have much higher stakes attached to a smaller number of test scores.
Ah, January is upon us: The wind is howling, the thermometer is plummeting, and we are greeted by the nineteenth consecutive edition of Quality Counts, Education Week’s compilation of mostly useful data, analysis, rankings and commentaries.