The Urban Assembly is a family of 21 district middle and high schools throughout New York City, plus one start-up charter school.
If educators don’t teach kids to acquire, possess, and value facts, there’s no way they can teach them to value truth.
It was a mistake to assume that education policy, not classroom practice, is the most important lever to pull to drive enduring improvement.
Achieving a complex, ambitious goal—like providing all children in this nation with a strong education—requires laser focus, determination, abundant resources, an ability to measure progress, exceptional expertise, and a strong research basis.
Online courses offer many benefits to high achievers who are extremely motivated, but high schools across the country are increasingly steering struggling students into online courses.
Researchers should consider the importance of implementation research as an integral part of discipline reform program evaluation.
A closer look at the claim that allowing parents to use their 529 savings for K-12 tuition will erode the tax base that funds public schools.
Who are the top edu-scholars when it comes to particular fields or disciplines?
Does collective bargaining by teachers help or hurt students? An editorial in the Wall Street Journal refers readers to a recent study that tries to answer this question.
Some takeaways from a conference that examined an array of issues, including lessons learned on accountability, standards, school turnarounds, teacher quality, research, state capacity, and more.
New Research on Opportunity Culture: Multi-Classroom Leaders’ Teams Produce Significant Learning Gains
The study compared student growth in classrooms led by teachers in Opportunity Culture roles to student growth in non-Opportunity Culture classrooms.
Today we identify the university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to shape educational practice and policy.
New data allow for the most comprehensive assessment to date of student debt and default.
A central problem with the nudge approach is that we know too little about the lives of others to know with confidence what is good for them or how our nudges will affect their entire lives.
Tomorrow, I’ll be unveiling the rankings. Today, I want to run through the methodology used to generate those rankings.
The purpose of the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
Superintendent Tommy Chang presented a plan to the Boston School Committee that would eliminate middle schools and change the grade configuration of other schools in Boston so that students only have to change schools once during their education.
Jumping to conclusions from districts’ raw discipline data ought to end.
Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018.
Two large investors are asking Apple to do more to address the overuse of cell phones by kids.
The Dell Scholars program improves students’ year-over-year college persistence, academic achievement, and bachelor’s degree attainment.
As we wade into 2018, I thought I’d give my not-so-famed prognostication skills a spin.
James (Lynn) Woodworth has been named the new commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics.
Here are some recent signs of the deep ambivalence we have toward the steps that would actually have to be taken to transform our education outcomes.