Pension Incentives and Teacher Retention

In St. Louis, a substantial boost to pension benefits did not boost teacher retention.

The Wisdom of Mandatory Grade Retention

Mandatory grade retention is clearly popular, at least among many state legislators. But is it good policy?

No College Left Behind?

Higher education reform increasingly feels like a rerun of the past two decades of K-12 reform—only on a 15 year time delay.

More on the Failure of Technocracy

Education Reform has taken the counter-productive path of focusing narrowly on identifying the “scientifically” validated techniques to maximize math and reading test scores.

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Virtual Reality Digs Into Brick-and-Mortar Schools

As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around.

Missing Al Shanker

Three recent experiences have served to remind me how much I miss—and how much the country and the cause of better education were diminished by the loss of—the late Albert Shanker, who passed away in 1997.

5 Thoughts on the Trump-Clinton Debate: Education Edition

Education has mostly stayed on the sidelines of this race. That hints at what’s ahead for education, but it also says even more about this race and the state of American politics today.

There’s A Huge Flaw in the ‘Teacher Shortage’ Data

Earlier this month the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) released a report with the worrying title, “A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.”

Technology’s Unmet Progressive Promise

Maybe today’s technology can finally make a progressive teaching approach more doable for teachers and students in more classrooms.

To Improve Education, Focus on Excellence — Not Failure

School failure is no longer the United States’ most pressing educational problem—mediocrity is.

Education Takes 11th in ‘16

Education is clearly not a top-tier issue for the public right now, but it’s also nowhere near the bottom.

The Coming Public Service Loan Forgiveness Bonanza

Policymakers may be surprised to learn that the federal government already offers a broad and generous — maybe too generous — loan repayment program for public service workers.

Getting Past the Broken “Teachers vs. Technology” Debate

Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.

As an Education Prez, Trump Would be Obama’s Spiritual Heir

Trump has spent at least half his adult life as a Democrat, has been on every side of every major issue, and seems wholly unacquainted with the Constitution.

Hiring Teachers After the School Year Starts Harms Students

Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins.

Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters

Personalized learning will not help students if they are working with content that is below their capacity.

In the News: Sixth Grade Is Tough; It Helps To Be ‘Top Dog’

On NPR, Anya Kamenetz reports on a study that finds that sixth graders who attend K-8 schools do better than sixth graders who attend middle schools.

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The Financial Impact of Charter School Growth on District Schools in Massachusetts

The notion that charter enrollment presents a net cost of over $400 million to districts is incomplete and misleading.

What the XQ Super School Design Challenge Gets Right

As we created the design challenge, we considered the past record and drew from the collective experience.

Can Special Ed Be Fixed?

Everybody is scared to touch special education, much less fundamentally alter it.

Massachusetts Charter Cap Holds Back Disadvantaged Students

This November, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to decide whether to expand the state’s quota on charter schools.

My Mixed Feelings on XQ’s ‘Super Schools’

Last week, the organizers of “XQ: The Super School Project” announced the ten winners of its competition to reimagine the American high school. Each winner took home $10 million to help turn its design into reality.

Would Martin Luther King Have Supported Charter Schools?

Emphatically yes, says his closest aide and fellow civil rights legend, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

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Tackle Teacher Shortages with Online Learning

Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,

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