How Should Racial Disparities in School Discipline Be Investigated?

What journalists, education reformers, and everyone else should understand is that the Obama Administration turned almost everything into a potential civil rights violation.

Some Basics on President Trump and Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are especially popular among policymakers at the moment because of our national labor force-participation and skills-gap challenges.

School Voucher Programs in Indiana and Louisiana

What two new studies find and how they can inform the school choice debate

Godspeed, Mitchell Chester

Mitchell Chester, the longtime Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, a good man, and a true friend, passed away Monday evening.

The Battle over Blaine Amendments Heads Back to the States

On the heels of its decision yesterday in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court today granted cert to and vacated state supreme court decisions out of Colorado and New Mexico that used Blaine Amendments to exclude religious schools from government aid programs.

How D.C. Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching

Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation

Emulating Germany’s Apprenticeship System Won’t Make America Great Again

Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will not substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.

Broad Majority, Narrow Ruling for School Choice in Trinity Lutheran Case

The Supreme Court closed out its Spring 2017 term this morning by announcing its opinion in a case with potential implications for private school choice.

Federal Work-Study: Past Its Prime, or Ripe for Renewal?

The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.

The Disconnect Between Educational Measures and Life Outcomes

A new study examines the connection between teacher reports about behavior when students are 11 and later life outcomes for those students.

In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers

The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.

For Best Results, Temper Passion With Professionalism

Education reform is hard. Doing it well is at least as much about discipline and precision as it is about passion.

In the News: Legislature Fails to Give Mayor de Blasio Control of Schools

In New York, the state legislature wrapped up its 2017 session without extending Mayor Bill de Blasio’s control over New York City’s schools.

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In the News: Consumer Agency Condemns Abuses in Loan Forgiveness Program

A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.

Good Government Is Not Good Enough When Managing Choice in the Real World

Making school choice work requires engaged and mobilized families who can help address the human side of choice and competition in schools.

In the News: Rethinking the Parent-Teacher Conference

In hundreds of schools, educators seek to build stronger relationships with parents and equip families with tools to reinforce classroom concepts at home.

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Is the Trump Education Department Really “Rolling Back” Civil Rights?

Looking behind the hype on sexual assault enforcement

Success Academy Shares Its Curriculum and Blueprints

The centerpiece of Success Academy’s online offering is its K–4 English language arts curriculum.

Straight-Up Conversation: Outgoing New Mexico State Chief Hanna Skandera

This week, Hanna Skandera wrapped up her final day after nearly seven years in office. She was one of the nation’s longest-serving state chiefs,

In the News: Montessori Was the Original Personalized Learning. Now, 100 Years Later, Wildflower Is Reinventing the Model

Wildlflower Montessori, a micro-school in Cambridge, Mass. with 15 students, two teachers, and no principal, is one of 11 Wildflower schools in a loose network.

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Betsy DeVos’s Team Stumbles on ESSA

After the Secretary promised to provide states wide latitude in implementing ESSA, the DeVos team seems to be misreading the law, the substantive issues, and the politics.

How Progressive is School Funding in the United States?

The fact that overall funding progressivity remains low despite two decades of reforms suggests a troubling lack of progress on equitable funding of public schools.

Reading and Math Scores: ‘Handle with Care’

Just how much do gains on reading and math gains on state tests tell us about school quality?

An Interview with Caprice Young, Charter School Hall of Fame Inductee

The former founder and CEO of the California Charter School Association, as well as former board president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Caprice Young now leads the Magnolia Public Schools.

In the News: Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Richard Reeves gives an overview of the argument of his new book on the American upper middle class and how its members understand their own position.

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