The job of a statistical agency is to provide people with data by which they can judge these things for themselves. On the preschool front, the National Center for Education Statistics has let the country down.
We’re in a period of profound change in teacher-union leadership, with more combative leaders in ascendance, But what the unions really need are leaders able to craft winning platforms with a new orientation.
The Department of Education has released a new plan to ensure that poor and minority students have equal access to effective teachers.
Why some of the most competent charters are choosing to become their own LEAs and take full responsibility for special education
One of the intellectual godfathers of the charter movement is inducted into the Charter School Hall of Fame.
Common Core supporters should be showcasing lessons that represent a sharp break with the skills-driven, all-texts-are-created-equal approach that has come to dominate too many classrooms.
Principal hiring practices continue to fall short of what is needed, effectively causing needy schools to lose out on leaders with the potential to be great.
The relative weakness of novice teachers is not proof of poor teacher preparation.
The annual convention of the National Education Association (NEA) begins on Wednesday, July 2 in Denver.
Will the new federal regulatory scheme lead to real change on the ground?
Ask a teacher about his or her first year in the classroom and you’ll hear, either with a smile or a shudder, how “nothing prepared me for my first year as a teacher.”
Balanced literacy is neither “balanced” nor “literacy,” at least not in the sense that poor kids taught to read via this approach will end up literate.
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has released the results of a national survey on education policy.
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced (under pressure from the state legislature) changes that will make it easier for special-needs students to attend private school at public expense when their parents believe that public schools are not meeting the needs of their children.
In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (ED) jointly released a “Dear Colleague Letter” containing guidance for schools on avoiding discrimination against students on the basis of race when administering school disciplinary policies.
Behind the Headline: States’ Special Education Services Face Tighter Oversight by the Obama Administration
The U.S. Department of Education is changing the way it holds states accountable for the education of students with special needs to focus more on results and less on inputs.
A new study finds that many of the barriers that principals cite as impediments to change and innovation are not true impediments and could easily be circumvented.
Most educational apps are nothing more than “chocolate-covered broccoli,” but there are some less structured (and more fun) ways for kids to learn.
Great educational apps recommended by people who are tech experts, education policy wonks, parents, or all three.
Why teachers unions and school reformers distrust each other and where they might find common ground.
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the state would pull out of both the PARCC testing consortium as well as the Common Core Standards Initiative.
The PTA’s national convention is taking place in Austin this year, and on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address.
Tenure laws that protect grossly ineffective teachers actually harm better teachers, who are unfairly tarnished by association with unquestionably bad teachers.
In which states and cities are high-quality charter schools thriving, and what policies make the charter sectors in those states so strong?
Our elite universities, should they wish, could end epic oversharing, help student writing, and improve college readiness in one fell swoop.