Cerf says that reforming a school system is difficult, but the evidence suggests that it can pay off.
Racial gaps in total debt are far larger than even recent reports have recognized, far larger now than in the past, and correlated with troubling trends in the economy.
Anya Kamenetz takes a close look at the Relay Graduate School of Education, a school singled out last week by the U.S. Department of Education.
Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May made clear that she wants more of them.
Progress has often been disappointing in addressing many of the problems related to educational inequity highlighted by the report.
Why has NAEP abandoned its foundational assessment and embarked on a new agenda?
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to reject petitions for renewal for five charter schools.
The stakes seem to get higher and higher as presidents and their appointees tear away at the moorings meant to constrain them.
A school’s results matter in the real world, more even than the gains its students made while enrolled there.
Question 2 has given Massachusetts voters a unique chance to weigh in on the future of school choice in their state.
States should use proficiency rates cautiously because of their correlation with student demographics and prior achievement—factors that are outside of schools’ control.
On Saturday, the national board of the NAACP ratified a resolution adopted this summary calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion.
Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews urges the new chancellor of the D.C. public schools to continue teacher visits to the homes of students.
Our traditional, time-based education system advances students based primarily on their age, regardless of their depth of understanding.
The key issue is whether Maryland schools and districts should be able to start the year before Labor Day and continue it into the summer.
The “jobs to be done” theory can help reformers, school leaders, and education entrepreneurs alike bridge the frequently gaping chasm between need and demand in education.
A new study asks a simple but largely uninvestigated question: Do the characteristics, views, and practices of charter boards have any bearing on charter school quality?
Based on my analysis of public opinion, there is broad public support for four policies, all of which also have at least modest research evidence to support them.
Technologies today offer the promise of extending the impact of the instruction, tutoring, and mentoring of a terrific teacher so that she can coach, tutor, or instruct hundreds with the same energy she once expended reaching only five or twenty-five.
Principals and teachers trying to personalize their students’ learning are charged with radically reimagining the classroom. Without support, leaders are easily overwhelmed and implementation can fail to get off the ground.
Will voters in Newton (median house listing price: $1.2 million) vote to help out voters in Roxbury (median list price: $479,000) looking for better school options?
This week Johns Hopkins University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report. This evening at 5:50 pm, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will speak at the conference.
Wells Fargo is learning a hard and correct lesson—that performance incentives need to be realistic, that results must be checked, and that managers must question rosy results.
Students who learn to work with complex texts during their K–12 years can handle the demands of college reading. Those who haven’t cannot.