Compassion, humility, and subsidiarity should guide school reform efforts.
In Georgia, the Department of Education, the governor’s office, and the teachers union disagree about the best way to rate schools. A recent Education Next forum looked at how states should design their accountability systems.
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.
Hunter College Elementary School and High School receive public funds but are not run by the NYC Department of Education.
The conversation on parental satisfaction must also include those parents whose children participate in private school choice programs.
Donald Trump’s political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education should keep these in mind.
State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.
In the Washington Post, editorial page editor Fred Hiatt describes the kind of school choice program he thinks would show immediate dividends for poor kids.
Here are a few musings as I survey the school reform landscape at the dawn of a new year.
It seems a propitious time to take a moment and reflect on the year gone by.
Many people think that students in the U.S. spend too much time on sports and other extracurricular activities, but there is actually some evidence that these activities are doing a lot of good.
These interviews will allow you to get to know some of the smart, knowledgeable, experienced, committed, caring, and thoughtful people working in this sector.
Before you start to feel guilty about all the time your children are spending in front of screens this winter break, consider how much they might be learning from all the screen time.
Culturally enriching field trips produce significant benefits for students on a variety of outcomes that schools and communities care about.
The students and parents who tell their stories here describe the schooling arrangements that ultimately turned out to fit just right.
Before we close the books on this vexed year, it’s important to pause and begin to understand how we got to this place, if only to help us truly leave it behind.
Revival efforts are focusing on better curricula, leadership, management practices, and newfound transparency about educational outcomes.
Here are 100 of my favorite articles of 2016.Together I think they paint an arresting picture of an extraordinary year.
What happens if we marry high-performing charter schools with high-quality pre-k?
Every once in a while, American K–12 education is overwhelmed by the conviction that its basic design is obsolete and that it needs somehow to reinvent schooling.
When selective public schools attract high-performing students and involved parents, nobody complains.
We need a rigorous curriculum to teach students the civics of the local and the experiential.