By shining a spotlight on states with particularly low student performance, the department can bring attention to the struggles facing public education in these states.
Belichick is doing the hard, unpleasant work of addressing ineptitude and setting a high bar for performance.
Some schools provide non-traditional instruction using technology on snow days to keep teens on track and prevent the schools from having to make up the missed school days.
This idea could be included in the major tax-reform overhaul expected this spring.
Teachers need resources like this to help them transition successfully to the student-centered learning practices that blended learning enables.
In some of the cities known as ground zero for noisy fights about charter schools, quiet partnerships are underway between district and charter leaders.
As someone who favors choice, I can’t think of anything less helpful than making this broad-based effort feel more like a creature of Washington.
On Chalkbeat Indiana, Dylan Peers McCoy takes a look at how Indianapolis is trying to improve attendance for all kids and those who are chronically absent.
Universities aspire to excellence in both teaching and research, but does scholarly excellence come at a cost in terms of teaching quality?
Latinos themselves support education reform at higher levels than other groups, but their elected officials often reject school choice.
An array of education leaders had a hard-hitting but remarkably civil conversation about race and school reform at AEI this week.
Are English Language Learners well served by the programs? Do their families even want them?
One proposal would offer individuals and/or corporations a federal tax credit if they donate to voucher programs.
To tackle the specter of mass technological unemployment, we need to lower the cost for adults of getting more education and training.
Obama was profoundly shaped by the opportunity to attend a top-flight independent school instead of what was almost surely an underperforming district school in Hawaii.
If you oppose vouchers because you think they lack accountability, it may be time to take another look.
Two professors from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government give a quick explanation of charter schools and other education policy issues facing the Trump administration
Even if SIG achieved the same effects as urban charter schools the study may not have been able to detect these effects.
Did the program really fail as badly as Smarick and the new evaluation suggest?
I don’t know what comes next, but we’ll all be well-served to keep our wits about us.
Is free tuition the most effective use of additional funds for higher education?
Here are some of EdNext’s recent and trending articles on various aspects of school choice just in time for School Choice Week.
The $7 Billion School Improvement Grant Program: Greatest Failure in the History of the U.S. Department of Education?
The final IES report on the School Improvement Grant program is devastating to Arne Duncan’s and the Obama administration’s education legacy.
Among the Patriots, there’s a belief that excellence means focusing on what went wrong and how to do better.