Pension costs, excluding Social Security and retiree health insurance, have grown from $520 per student in 2004 to $1,220 today.
Public education has some of the lowest rates of job turnover in our economy.
Simple innovations, like digital lesson plans, can go a long way toward improving teacher effectiveness and student outcomes
Launched in 2011, the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program is the nation’s largest voucher program, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all voucher students nationwide.
Teachers do not manage or direct the system. Senior leaders make decisions that affect every aspect of life for teachers in schools.
Making graduation too easy undermines the motivation of the entire system to introduce and implement effective programs, from preschool to 12th grade.
The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.
Teacher evaluation reforms seem to have dissuaded new teachers—promising and less so—in equal measure.
One debunks myths with facts, not an alternative narrative.
The issue here is a difference in what we think education is for and what a good education is.
In the News: Douglas County Schools Must Pay the Private Education Costs of Student Who Has Autism, Judge Rules
In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District that public school students with disabilities are entitled to greater benefits than some lower courts had determined.
A new poll released by USC and PACE finds that voters in California have a positive view of the state’s dashboard approach to accountability.
Personalized learning, most people think, starts with a map of all the things that kids need to learn.
A universal test opens the door to more effective, targeted efforts to draw talented, disadvantaged students into college.
John Schilling is the president of the AFC, one of the nation’s most influential organizations advocating for school choice.
The United States wastes an enormous amount of its human capital by failing to cultivate the innate talents of many of its young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.
Shouldn’t half a century and hundreds of studies be enough to earn Direct Instruction a little respect if education is so evidence-based?
A new study examines the effects of an experiment in which some community college students received free computers and others did not by lottery.
Participating states would be given a valid and reliable metric for how many of their students are truly college-ready at the end of high school.
Build UP is a workforce development model that provides low-income youth with career-ready skills through paid apprenticeships coupled with appropriate academic coursework.
In the News: Inside the $28,000-a-year private school where children of tech workers learn to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk
BASIS runs a small handful of private schools in addition to its 25 public charter schools.
What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.
Policymakers should take steps to encourage colleges to adopt successful models such as ASAP and the Detroit Promise Path.
EMERGE works with high-performing students from underserved backgrounds to prepare them to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities.
Memphis is not the first diocese to work with charter leaders to “convert” struggling urban Catholic schools into public charter schools, but its “conversions” are certainly the most prominent.