Yesterday the College Board released its newly revised version of the AP U.S. History framework.
Schools in Tennessee’s Achievement School District, a special state-run district set up to try to turn around some of the state’s lowest-performing schools, achieved test score gains greater than the state average this year.
Something special happens in schools rooted in enduring relationships and timeless values.
BASIS schools, which began as a network of academically challenging charter schools and now include private schools, will open a new school in China.
Education Reformers Need To Look Beyond Ideas, Ideology, and Innovation and Learn About The Efforts That Preceded Them
Schools have been around forever. There are mountains of accumulated wisdom to study if we’re willing to look up from our Twitter feeds.
If those in our nation’s capital want to modify federal education policy along lines preferred by the public at large, they will enact a law that resembles the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate.
Employer pension costs represent a significant drain on resources that might otherwise have been available for classroom expenditures.
A new study finds that teachers hired during recession periods are more effective in math than teachers who are hired in more secure times because stronger applicants apply for teaching jobs when the economy is not doing well.
Graduation rates don’t tell us very much about whether students are prepared for life after graduation.
If you don’t like the message, kill the messenger
The fierce debate over the privacy of student data often risks preventing students from benefiting from the enormous breakthroughs that technology makes possible in 21st century schools.
I promise that you’ll learn interesting stuff by just spending some time with “Conditions of Education.” And maybe if we all do that, our debates would be a bit more fruitful and a bit less contentious.
Behind the Headline: Arne Duncan’s Wrong Turn on Reform: How Federal Dollars Fueled the Testing Backlash
In an article for The 74, the new reform-oriented education news website launched by Campbell Brown, Matt Barnum looks at the impact of the Obama administration’s decision, in 2009, to push states applying for Race to the Top funds to come up with ways to evaluate all teachers based in part on student test scores.
Why is it so difficult for America’s high-impact, “no-excuses” charter schools to participate in pre-K programs?
Six Catholic schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx have banded together into a network managed by a new group called the Partnership for Inner City Education, which signed an 11-year contract with the Archdiocese of New York to run the schools.
Getting low-income “first-generation” kids into college is hard. Getting them to graduate from college is harder.
Can we work together to change policies and systems to support giving every student access to excellent teaching, and giving every teacher outstanding career opportunities without being forced up and out of the classroom?
A continuation of the debate over a study on the impact of school spending by C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson, and Claudia Persico
American adults in the 1940s had about the same odds of being a high school graduate as today’s Americans have of being a college graduate.
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act by a vote of 81-17. The Every Child Achieves act would keep the testing requirements from No Child Left Behind but allow states to come up with their own systems for holding schools accountable for results.
A response to Eric Hanushek
A response to Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings by C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson, and Claudia Persico