Given the largely successful push by teachers unions and other opponents of public school choice to brand charter schools as a conservative, partisan issue, the last thing public charter schools need is to have the next president feed the “end of public education” narrative.
If charter schools are to thrive, we need support from Democrats and Republicans.
Some unsolicited advice to the President-elect as to what his administration’s policy priorities in this domain should (and shouldn’t) be.
Who will Donald Trump choose as his Education Secretary? BuzzFeed reports that the two finalists are Betsy DeVos and Michelle Rhee
Here are my best arguments for why education advocates should invest their time and political capital in pensions, as opposed to everything else they might want to work on.
Teacher home visits are being used by preschools to promote attendance. K-12 schools use the visits to engage parents in their child’s learning.
As policymakers reconsider the “college for all” mindset, they face tough questions about what a high school diploma should mean and how best to ensure that every young adult has the chance to build a professional future that’s honored, fruitful, and rewarding.
The regulatory process provides a unique opportunity for researchers and the public at large to engage with policy. We should take advantage of it, in any administration.
The history of charter schools in D.C. at 20 and the past and future of charters nationwide at 25.
For those readers willing to concede that the liberal tilt in the education space has perhaps created some blind spots, here are some thoughts that may be helpful in making sense of the political landscape and the implications of the election.
No, at least according to a recent study. But as a New York City mom of a son in a specialized high school, I see enormous benefits.
In the U.S. Department of Education 147 appointments need to be made. Rick Hess offers his suggestions for who could be nominated to fill some of these positions.
In the News: The Real Threat to Common Core May Come Not From a Trump White House but From Many Statehouses
Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to eliminate the Common Core state standards, but many have noted that Common Core is not an issue President Trump will have any say over.
States are now putting pen to paper on their accountability plans and many of them want advice about what to do.
Here are some of the names I’d love to see considered for a dozen of the top jobs.
In the News: Candidate Trump Talked Tough on Crime. Does That Signal an End to School Discipline Reform?
Many observers believe that the way American schools address student discipline will change once Donald Trump becomes president.
While the overall picture regarding online higher education is mixed, some new papers present some cause for optimism, especially if we can figure out ways to successfully monitor and certify the quality of online education.
Which communities should education reformers serve, and can a new coalition be built in support of school reform?
What will education policy look like under a Trump administration? Education Next editors and contributors offer their thoughts.
Two aspects of a Trump administration create the prospect of significant disruption in the way things have been.
Here are my 11 reflections on what this means and predictions for what might happen.
With Donald Trump set to enter the Oval Office, Vice President-elect Michael Pence seems likely to shape the federal role in education for the next four years.
An assertive Congress ignoring or even steamrolling a weak, incompetent White House seems like a plausible outcome in 2017.
A relative lack of activity from the federal government could create uncertainty, paralysis, or an opportunity for local educators to innovate.
What does this political earthquake mean for education policy?