Two recent studies provide evidence that money matters, but that it will take massive amounts to close gaps.
How Civil Rights Enforcement Got Swept Into the Culture Wars, and What a New Administration Can Do About It
The incoming leaders of the civil rights office should demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law by following APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures.
Repealing the regs via the Congressional Review Act will make ESSA implementation a whole lot more difficult than it needs to be.
What if the city opened more accelerated schools, and, instead of testing in, parents were given a choice about whether to enroll their children
A proposal that would allow employers to help pay off their employees’ student loans tax-free would provide a regressive handout to the wealthiest borrowers.
Contrary to recent editorials in some major U.S newspapers, the empirical research on school choice programs is far more positive than not.
A review of “Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers” by Lucy Crehan
While the appropriate federal role in the policies and practices of local schools is a matter of debate, ensuring transparency through data collection should not be.
Here’s how a scholarship tax credit program works.
The rate of charter school growth was at 6 to 8 percent until the 2014-2015 school year. It is now down to 1.8 percent.
Proactive choice regulations and/or guidance will give states and districts the legal assurance they need to innovate and provide more options to families.
These regulations do more to empower states, local communities, and parents and clarify what’s possible under the law than they do to limit them.
A middle school in New York City reports fewer suspensions under the school’s new approach to discipline, but there is not yet much rigorous evidence to support new approaches.
Title I formulas now provide extra funds per poor student in poorer places. Under portability, this would no longer be true,
If the ESSA rules are repealed, states could be left with little more than an ambiguous statute and non-binding assurances from the executive and legislative branches.
Troubled by high percentages of students who are not ready for credit-bearing work when they enter community college, Tennessee is experimenting with a different approach.
The extent to which Uncle Sam should intrude himself into school discipline practices—and the extent to which “disparate impact” should intrude itself into federal civil-rights policies—are hugely important issues.
The Trump administration is considering a federal tax credit scholarship program to enable poor children to attend private schools, Politico reports.
How teachers can navigate bureaucracy and the shoals of policy in order to make schools and systems more supportive of their work.
We need to build a new cadre of researchers employed by school districts, state agencies, and local nonprofits.
If evidence is to drive impact, it must be part of a larger, clearly communicated vision of research integrated with practice.
Rather than turning away from teacher evaluation reform, we should learn from the massive Obama-era effort: what worked and what didn’t work and why.
States and school districts may find it tricky to navigate what is required and how money can be spent, which can lead to funds being used in “safe” and “permissible” ways rather than the ways that educators deem most useful.