In this post, I’ll discuss the third step, rethink the conventional wisdom of the traditional and reform sectors in budgeting, programming, and parent engagement.
For district leaders, tuning out the education reform debate is the first big step in adapting to—and surviving—charter growth.
But is the parent marketplace a good enough mechanism for gauging and producing effective schools of choice?
The content that teachers deliver in the classroom matters just as much as how effectively they deliver it.
A new study evaluates whether students who are the oldest in their class have an advantage over their younger peers.
In the Washington Post, Jay Mathews considers whether any progress has been made in fixing the teacher evaluation systems that generally result in all teachers being rated satisfactory.
What New York City’s Pre-K For All initiative has meant for a charter school.
The Californians who participated in the 2017 Education Next survey of American adults have views that are different from the national sample on only a few issues.
Local control has its place—but, as Americans told Education Next, it also has its limits.
Andrew Ujifusa writes about one of the more interesting findings from the new EdNext survey on the Politics K-12 blog.
It’s time again to post our mostly-annual list of the top education policy people, organizations, and publications on social media.
A just-released survey by Education Next finds that “Americans May Be More Tolerant of Muslims than Ever.”
Hispanic students are more likely than other undergraduates to be enrolled in a two-year college rather than a four-year university.
Rather than expending effort to fight school choice, we need to focus on fighting for policies that will make choice work well for students with special needs.
Dana Goldstein looks at efforts to retool and expand vocational education, now called career and technical education, in West Virginia in a front-page story for the New York Times.
An interview with Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, one of the world’s leading bootcamps.
With the US Department of Education now approving state ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plans, attention turns to those plans’ contents. This includes how states intend to help kids assigned to persistently struggling schools.
Mediocrity, not failure, is the greatest challenge facing American schools today.
Politico’s Eliza Shapiro looks at what has happened to education reform in New York over the past three years.
In an article for the Washington Post, Jill Coody Smiths describes some ways schools are exposing kids to the arts and discusses some of the benefits of arts education.
In U.S. News and World Report, Rick Hess responds to the Boston Globe’s revelation that Boston’s 16 charter-school leaders earned total compensation of $150,000 to $200,000 in 2016.
The California State University system will no longer require less-prepared students to take remedial courses, the Chancellor’s office announced last week.
President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
In The News: Who Gets Access to School Data? A Case Study in How Privacy, Politics & Budget Pressures Can Affect Education Research
Matt Barnum writes about a dispute over who can get access to data from Louisiana that can be used to evaluate the state’s voucher program.
What role should the government play in making the American dream available to all?